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Experts demand new laws to make people stop smoking

Image: Pixabay Legislation doesn’t go far enough to stop smoking, say lung experts The Spanish Society of Pulmonary and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR) has entered into the debates around the need for anti-smoking legislation to be updated and reinforced to help people stop smoking. They have suggestop smokinsted five “inalienable measures” to the Ministry of Health to reduce the amount of tobacco consumed in Spain and therefore hopefully bring down the number of related deaths also. Related deaths currently stand at around 60,000 a year.  The first demand […]

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Smoking killed 7.69 mil. people around world in 2019

About 7.69 million people worldwide, including some 200,000 in Japan, died in 2019 from a variety of smoking-related diseases, an estimate by an international team of researchers showed earlier this year. China accounted for the largest number of deaths with about 2.42 million, nearly 30 percent of the world total, followed by India at 1.01 million, the United States at 530,000, Russia at 290,000 and Indonesia at 250,000, according to the estimate published in the British medical journal the Lancet. Japan’s death toll was the sixth highest […]

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1.1. billion people smoked in 2019. But the U.S. had fewer smokers.

Although smoking has decreased in the United States since the 1990s, new research shows there was a global record high of 1.1 billion people who smoked in 2019.  Published on Thursday, the number of smokers was directly tied to population growth, a new peer-reviewed study published in the medical journal The Lancet claims. The study stated that in the last 30 years, smoking tobacco accounted for over 200 million deaths. The annual economic costs exceeded $1 trillion.  “I’m not surprised at all. Tobacco use smoking is still the No. 1 preventable […]

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Paying people to get vaccinated might work – but is it ethical?

A financial shot in the arm could be just what is needed for Americans unsure about vaccination. This story also appeared in The Conversation On May 12, 2021, the Republican governor of Ohio, Mike DeWine, announced five US$1 million lottery prizes for those who are vaccinated. Meanwhile, in West Virginia, younger citizens are being enticed to get the shot with $100 savings bonds, and a state university in North Carolina is offering students who get vaccinated a chance to win the cost of housing. Many companies are […]

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