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July 12, 2011 - A new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) states that countries are making significant, measurable progress in implementing large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packages and other proven measures to reduce tobacco use. Read more.
July 8, 2011 - Solutions 4 Health announced the launch of a new smoking cessation telehealth application called “smokefreelife” that provides smokers with online support from trained smoking cessation providers. Read more.
July 8, 2011 - In an effort to make smoking less appealing to youth, Australia’s government introduced a groundbreaking bill to Parliament that would prevent tobacco companies from displaying their distinctive colors, brand designs, and logos on cigarette packs starting May 20th of next year. Read more.
July 7, 2011 - Iceland is considering banning the sale of cigarettes and making them a prescription-only product. If the proposal is passed by the parliament in Reykjavik, the sale of cigarettes would be outlawed in normal shops, allowing only pharmacies to dispense them to those aged 20 and up. Read more.
July 6, 2011 - India records the highest number of oral cancer cases in the world, with as many as 80,000 new cases reported every year. Read more.
July 6, 2011 - Motivational text messages more than double the odds that smokers will be able to kick the habit, according to a study published online in The Lancet. Read more.
July 6, 2011 - A government funded trial conducted last fall found that screening current and former heavy smokers with low-dose CT scans reduced lung cancer deaths by 20%, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more.
July 1, 2011 - Eight year-old children of women who smoked during pregnancy were found to have lower than normal high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, independent of smoke exposure after birth, according to a study published in European Heart Journal. Read more.
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