Tag Archives: Smoking

28May/21

Latest global data finds nearly 8 million deaths from smoking in 2019, and 90% of new smokers addicted by age 25

The most comprehensive data on global trends in smoking highlight its enormous global health toll. The number of smokers worldwide has increased to 1.1 billion in 2019, with tobacco smoking causing 7.7 million deaths – including 1 in 5 deaths in males worldwide. Continue reading

07Feb/17

Vaping teens are using e-cigarettes for ‘dripping,’ according to Yale study

A Yale study has found that one in four teens have tried an alternative vaping technique which health experts warn is potentially dangerous.
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17Dec/16

U.S. surgeon general claims e-cigarettes harmful for young people

The U.S. surgeon general is calling for action on the use of e-cigarettes among young people, and has released a report emphasizing its harmful effects.
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07Aug/16

Sun-dried – simple technology helps Malawian traders improve fish market

Traders in southern Malawi are being encouraged to effectively process their fish and increase incomes by using solar tents to dry fish. Researchers say the innovation provides a more conducive environment for drying fish rather than putting them out in the open which exposes fish to contamination and predators.

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22Mar/16

Controversial former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies

Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, a larger-than-life political firebrand who gained global notoriety for admitting to smoking crack cocaine while in office, has died.

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