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WHO launches initiative to help 1.3 bln people quit smoking

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Friday that it’s launching an initiative to help 1.3 billion tobacco-users worldwide kick the habit during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Access Initiative for Quitting Tobacco will help people freely access the resources they need to quit tobacco, …

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No smoking four weeks before operation cuts risks: WHO

  Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Patients who stop smoking at least four weeks before an operation significantly reduce the risk of having postsurgical complications because their blood flow improves, according to a study published Monday. The World Health Organisation (WHO) study argued that minor or non-essential operations on regular smokers …

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E-cigarettes raise lung disease risks, but less than smoking: study

Washington, United States | AFP | E-cigarette use significantly increases the risk of developing chronic lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a long term study published Monday that also found vaping was less harmful than smoking. The results of the research, published in the …

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A journalist’s exhausting battle with tobacco addiction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco contain nicotine, a heavily addictive substance that exposes people to the extremely harmful effects of tobacco dependency. Medical experts say that nicotine causes the release of dopamine, a chemical that affects emotions, movements, sensations of pleasure …

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