Anti-smoking campaign returns after seven-fold rise in quit rate

Anti-smoking campaign returns after seven-fold rise in quit rate
The campaign was relaunched by Fresh, the UK’s first dedicated regional programme for tobacco control, following the success of its first scheme last autumn. Figures from the NHS Information Centre show that 13,442 people attempted to quit in the quarter after the ‘Every Breath’ campaign began, up from 11,486 people, equivalent to a 17% increase. ...

Anti-smoking groups in St. Charles County disagree with proposed smoking ban

Anti-smoking groups in St. Charles County disagree with proposed smoking ban
Some anti-smoking groups have been voicing their disagreements over perceived under-handed tactics being used to trick St. Charles voters into supporting a smoking ban. If the petition, dubbed the “Non-Smoker Protection Act” makes it onto the ballot in November, Ameristar Casino and many of the bars and restaurants on historic Main Street would not be ...

Anti-tobacco foreign lobby

 Anti-tobacco foreign lobby
In last week’s plenary debates on the sin tax bill, Zambales Rep. Mitos Magsaysay exposed the role of foreign-funded non-government organizations in the anti-tobacco campaign in the country. These foreign groups, armed with hundreds of thousands of dollars in funds, could be questioned for interfering in the affairs of government in strongly pushing their anti-tobacco ...

Anti-tobacco drive in Mumbai schools makes its mark

Anti-tobacco drive in Mumbai schools makes its mark
A new study conducted in the city says that anti-tobacco messages delivered at schools lowered the use of tobacco among youth. Conducted jointly by the Harvard School of Public Health and city-based Healis Seksharia Institute for Public Health, the study was published recently in medical journal PLOS One’s online edition. The study looked at two ...

Anti-tobacco drive to be held for diamond workers

Anti-tobacco drive to be held for diamond workers
The Surat Diamond Association (SDA) and the city police have joined hands to start an anti-tobacco campaign with the view to spread awareness about tobacco abuse among the diamond workers. There are roughly 4.5 lakh diamond workers in Surat and a huge number are addicted to tobacco chewing. This could be gauged from the fact ...

Govt unveils anti-tobacco curriculum

Govt unveils anti-tobacco curriculum
Pitching for a strong anti-tobacco policy in the state, Health Commissioner P K Taneja today launched the new curriculum to be introduced as an extra-curricular subject for standard 6 and 8 students in 480 government schools in six districts from the upcoming academic session. The new curriculum includes graphic board-games, postcards, posters and text-books in ...

Sales up despite anti-smoking campaign

Sales up despite anti-smoking campaign
Indonesia’s top cigarette makers say that their sales continued to record a significant growth in the first three months of 2012, despite anti-smoking campaigns and growing public health concerns. PT Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna (HMSP), the conglomerate that owns the nation’s largest cigarette producers, saw net sales rise 31.56 percent in the first quarter to Rp ...