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  1. Higher tobacco taxes urged to curb disease

    Posted Feb 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Governments around the world, including Hong Kong's, should consider raising tobacco taxes in an effort to curb smoking-related diseases such as lung cancer, according to a director of the World Health Organisation. 'Tobacco tax is controversial,' the WHO's chronic diseases and health promotion director, Fiona Adshead, said. 'But there is good ...

  2. 1.6m died of respiratory disease last year: expert

    Posted Mar 29th 2006, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The mainland had 39 million asthma patients last year, while 32.8 million people suffered from life-threatening chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which also affects the lungs, according to a top health expert. Speaking at the launch of the Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Diseases yesterday in Beijing, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory ...

  3. Passive smoking children face long-term health problems

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Obstructive Disease (TESAOD), a population-based, prospective study initiated in 1972 that enrolled 3,805 individuals from 1,655 households in the Tucson area in an effort to assess prevalence rates and risk factors of respiratory and other chronic diseases. Participants completed questionnaires issued every two years until 1996. For this study, the researchers used data from 371 individuals ...

  4. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    China's inertia on tobacco control 'promises costly tsunami of illness'

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and lung disease, which account for 85 per cent of deaths on the mainland. More than 300 million mainlanders smoke, with another 740 million ... disease will increase dramatically, like a tsunami," she said this week, ahead of today's World No Tobacco Day. The WHO says tobacco is responsible for a million deaths on the mainland ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science February 3, 2013

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Tiger killed off by man, not disease Australian researchers investigating the extinction of the Tasmanian Tiger put the fault solely with humans, saying they had debunked a long-held theory that disease was to blame. The last-known "tiger", or Thylacine, died in Hobart Zoo in September 1936, and though there have been numerous unconfirmed sightings in the wild over the years ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    WHO demands urgent smoking controls to curb number of deaths

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com One million deaths a year are blamed on non-communicable diseases related to tobacco use, with warnings of grave economic consequences W.H.O. calls for urgent action to curb smoking The World Health Organisation has called for the urgent introduction of tobacco controls on the mainland to curb non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the biggest cause ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health

    Women smokers face greater health risks than in past

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 03:50pm by AFP

    ... to a study published on Wednesday. The research in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) found a marked increase in deaths among female smokers from lung cancer, chronic obstructive lung disease ... where cigarette smoking has become entrenched more recently than in the United States,” Thun said. “Together they show that the epidemic of disease and death caused by cigarette smoking ...

  8. News - Asia - MONGOLIA

    Mongolia to pass smoking ban

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Kohn in Ulan Bator

    ... habits in Mongolia are a growing problem, says Tsogzolmaa Bayandorj, a National Officer for non-communicable diseases at the World Health Organisation. According to WHO data collected in 2009, 48 ... "Mongolia is becoming increasingly worried about growing smoking habits among young people and the dramatic increase of lung disease," said Oyungerel. Tsogzolmaa said specific data on lung ...

  9. News - World - HEALTH

    Doctors advise older smokers to be screened for lung cancer

    Posted May 07th 2013, 03:36pm by Reuters in New York

    ... surgery is more likely to bring a complete elimination of disease,” said Mayo’s Midthun. CT screening is not without risks, however, which is why some experts are concerned about mission creep. ...

  10. News - China - HEALTH

    Mainland outlines plans to cut smoking, without graphic labels

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... teeth and diseased lungs. They plan to cut the number of smokers to 25 per cent of the population by 2015 from 28.1 per cent in 2010, according to the plan published by the Ministry of Industry ... in the plan's preparation. Wu, a former deputy director at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, singled out the lack of graphic photos as a weakness. Australia, Canada and most ...




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