Tag: tobacco

WHO: Smoking costs the world over US$1 tn in healthcare, lost productivity

January 11, 2017

The tobacco industry and the impacts of its products is costing the world more than US$1 trillion annually in healthcare expenses and lost productivity, according to a new landmark global report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US National Cancer Institute (NCI). “The economic impact of tobacco on countries, and the general public, […]

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Male smokers stand to have a hard time in bed

July 18, 2012

BEIJING – Men who think puffing away on cigarettes makes them look more attractive to women might actually have a hard time in bed. “Smoking is a risk factor to erectile dysfunction (ED). But this link is not so much talked about in China compared to in the United States or Europe,” said Wang Chen, […]

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Filipinos among World’s Top Smokers, says survey

June 28, 2012

PHILIPPINES – Despite the existence of laws that limit smoking, male Filipino smokers are among the top smokers in the world occupying the ninth spot following India and China among others, data from the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation revealed on Tuesday. The 2008 data was revealed by the Department of Health (DOH) […]

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