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WHO deal backs higher tobacco taxes to cut smoking

The World Health Organization on Wednesday adopted guidelines recommending countries bring in higher taxes on cigarettes to help cut smoking rates, a move fiercely opposed by the tobacco industry. Delegates from 179 countries meeting...

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WHO celebrates World No Tobacco Day on May 31

The e-cigarette was pushed centre stage ahead of World No Tobacco Day, with doctors and policy experts urging the UN’s health agency to embrace the gadget as a life saver. With tobacco smoke claiming...

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Green tea can help you quit smoking

Thanks to Hollywood celebrities and health gurus popularizing the benefits of green tea, most of us have heard of the incredible things these leaves can do. Capital Lifestyle has shared a few articles on...

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Global pact adopted to curb illicit tobacco trade

More than 170 countries Monday adopted what World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Margaret Chan called a “game-changing” global pact to combat the illegal tobacco trade. The treaty envisages an international tracking system which aims...

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Shisha smoking as bad as cigarettes for lungs: study

Water-pipe smoking is as bad as deeply inhaling cigarette smoke when it comes to causing respiratory problems, according to a study published on Thursday. Researchers led by Mohammad Hossein Boskabady at Masshad University of...