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KSA smokers puff away SR3.3bn cigarettes in a year

Source : Arab news / 12 May 2014

Saudi Arabia imported cigarettes worth SR3.3 billion in 2012, equivalent to 20 percent of the value of imported pharmaceutical products, which stood at SR16.5 billion during the same year, local media said.


New Zambian law to allow police to prosecute smokers

Source : AA / 22 Apr 2014

A new law in Zambia will allow local police officers to arrest and prosecute anyone found violating a recent ban on smoking in public places.

"One of the reasons why we have outlawed smoking in public places is that we desire to halt non-contagious disease associated with smoking," Local Government Housing Minister Emmanuel Chenda told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview.


600,000 people die each year from passive smoking

By Jennifer Bell / 3 June 2013

The dangers of second-hand smoke to babies, pregnant women and those under 18 are being highlighted to mark World No Tobacco Day today.

Tobacco kills nearly 6 million people every year – 600,000 of them non-smokers exposed to other people’s fumes.


Graphic anti-smoking ad launched

Source : BBC / 29 Dec 2012

A series of hard-hitting government adverts featuring people smoking cigarettes with a tumour growing from the end is being launched in England.

The ads will tell smokers that just 15 cigarettes can cause a mutation that leads to cancerous tumours in what marks a return to shock campaigning.

It is eight years since government's "fatty cigarette" anti-smoking adverts appeared.


Exercise helps smokers to quit smoking

Exercise may help smokers to quit and remain smokefree, according to new data presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology. Moreover, exercise increases life expectancy in smokers and non-smokers alike.


Quitters still end up as winners

Long-term smokers who quit later in life can still reap the health benefits, according to new research.


Help Smokers Quit Whether They Ask or Not: Study

By Amy Norton | Reuters Health | 12 Jan 2012

Doctors should automatically offer smokers help with quitting, without waiting for signs that they're ready to kick the habit, researchers say.


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