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In the 1950s, if you asked a smoker why he or she smoked, they would not have replied, “because I am hopelessly addicted.” More likely, they would have told you about the pleasure they experienced from smoking. Today, we know something they did not. Smoking kills. Worldwide, 1.1 billion people smoke, causing more than 7 million deaths each year. […]
I attended the 25th Anniversary of Liberation Day in Kigali on July 4, 2019, commemorating the end of the genocide. The contrast between “then” and today was extraordinary. Parade commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Liberation Day in Kigali on July 4, 2019. Rwanda has made progress since 1994 toward attaining many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). […]
The Strait of Messina between Sicily and Calabria, Italy, has seen ancient civilizations come and go. Conquer and be conquered. Odysseus describes how Scylla, a six-headed monster, awaits sailors on the one shore and Charybdis, a giant whirlpool, is ready to swallow the entire ship. In the face of these dangers, what does one do? Similar […]
Advancing Women in the Workplace A 2015 McKinsey Global Institute report found that countries could add $12 trillion to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality. Building on this work, McKinsey launched another report, The Future of Women at Work, earlier this month at the 2019 Women Deliver Conference – four days of learning, sharing, awareness-raising, and partnership-building to […]
Earlier this month, 6,000 decision-makers, implementers, researchers, advocates, and private sector representatives from 169 countries descended upon Vancouver, Canada for the 2019 Women Deliver Conference – four days of learning, sharing, awareness-raising, and partnership-building to accelerate progress toward global sustainable development for women and girls. Here are some key health-related insights: Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) NCDs account for […]
A new #CoEHAR’s study- the most extensive clinical follow-up ever reported on this field - finds evidence on how #COPD smokers who switch to #vaping reduced COPD exacerbations by 50% and increase #respiratoryhealth https://www.coehar.org/coehar-s-study-confirms-beneficial-effects-off-ecig-on-copd-smokers/?fbclid=IwAR3fYA4_A8xcdAs3JVP9QbDLIDe1Wahcnd7BdW-PXbyX8zUTWKiBDkc4UNk
Among women, age-adjusted death rates caused by #lungcancer surpass #breastcancer in many countries. This is mainly driven by #smoking as shown in @BrJCancer. 8 in 10 lung cancer cases in middle aged Norwegian women were caused by smoking. (https://go.nature.com/3jwl9OX)
New data show that tobacco-related deaths are lower in #Sweden than in the rest of the EU (https://bit.ly/2TtfjUc). Scientist Karl Fagerstrom believes that Swedish #Snus is responsible for the reduced instances of death & disease in the country.
80% of smokers live in low-middle income countries (LMICs), yet access to #tobaccoharmreduction products remains controversial in those markets. @gtnf2020 Derek Yach (@swimdaily) said denying LMICs access to reduced-risk products will prevent millions from improving their health.
“Smokers want to quit without quitting cigarettes,” said #smokingcessation expert @RiccardoPolosa during a @15Conference webinar. Riccardo went on to explain that alternatives like #ecigarettes are valuable tools. Click here to watch the full conference: https://bit.ly/3dO2uNu
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