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Two-thirds of Australians overweight: study
Two-thirds of Australians overweight: study

Two-thirds of Australia's adult population are overweight or obese, a key study found Monday, with rates continuing to climb despite a drop in smoking and drinking.

Two-thirds of Australians overweight: study
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Women smokers who quit before 40 gain nine years in lifespan

Women can add nine years to their lives by quitting smoking before the age of 40 but still face a 20-percent higher death rate than those who never smoked.

Women smokers who quit before 40 gain nine years in lifespan
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Smoking in cars beats UN pollution threshold

Smoking in cars raises levels of dangerous fine-particle pollutants to many times the limit recommended by the world's health agency.

Smoking in cars beats UN pollution threshold
Swiss voters say no to tightening of smoking ban
Swiss voters say no to tightening of smoking ban

Two-thirds of Swiss voters rejected a referendum Sunday to tighten a smoking ban, to the relief of hotels and restaurants, while two cantons split in a vote over keeping tax breaks for rich foreigners.

Swiss voters say no to tightening of smoking ban
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Tobacco use entrenched in developing countries: study

Tobacco use is massively entrenched in developing countries, where one of the biggest worries is the rise of smoking among women.

Tobacco use entrenched in developing countries: study
A woman holds a packet Winfield cigarettes. ©REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
Australia says no plan for total smoking ban

Australia said Thursday it has no plans to ban smoking after a key court ruling allowing cigarettes to be sold in plain packets, describing the health battle against tobacco as "one step at a time."

Australia says no plan for total smoking ban
Quitting smoking adds even more pounds than thought: study
Quitting smoking adds even more pounds than thought: study

Quitting smoking leads to an average weight gain of four to five kilogrammes (nine to 11 pounds) in the first year -- "significantly" more than previously thought.

Quitting smoking adds even more pounds than thought: study
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PHOTO: Almaty women exchanged cigarettes for flowers

Almaty women were offered to exchanged their cigarettes for flowers.

PHOTO: Almaty women exchanged cigarettes for flowers
Kazakhstan residents spend $1 billion a year on smoking
Kazakhstan residents spend $1 billion a year on smoking

Residents of Kazakhstan spend $1 billion for sigarettes annually: Luigi Cervezato.

Kazakhstan residents spend $1 billion a year on smoking
"Smoking causes impotence" warning on the cigarette pack
PHOTO: Kazakhstan tries to frighten off smokers with impotence and cancer

Kazakhstan Ministry of Public Healthcare is reviewing the options of daunting images approved by EurAzEC to appear on cigarette packs by 2012.

PHOTO: Kazakhstan tries to frighten off smokers with impotence and cancer
25,000 die from smoking every year in Kazakhstan
25,000 die from smoking every year in Kazakhstan

Press-conference timed to the World No Tobacco Day was held in Astana to discuss statistics of tobacco consumption in Kazakhstan.

25,000 die from smoking every year in Kazakhstan
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PHOTO: Don't smoke when I'm near

A flash-mob timed to the World No Tobacco Day was held on May 28 in Almaty.

PHOTO: Don't smoke when I'm near