Big Tobacco Leaves Huge Ecological Footprint: WHO

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, May 30 – Tobacco growing is causing “massive harm” to the environment through the extensive use of chemicals, energy and water, and pollution from manufacturing and distribution, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. The United Nations agency called for the tobacco industry to compensate for its products that contribute

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Smokers Have Higher Lifetime Risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

By Kathryn Doyle  – Smokers could be doubling their risk for a type of aneurysm that is usually fatal if it ruptures, researchers say. An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) occurs when the aorta, the main vessel supplying blood to the lower body, becomes enlarged or bulges due to weakening of its walls. The problem can

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Tobacco Off Saudi Shelves Amid Price Rise Speculation

RIYADH, March 13 – Cigarettes had disappeared from the shelves in some Saudi cities on Sunday amid speculation on social media that the government was about to raise prices on tobacco and other products that are harmful to health. Three Riyadh shops visited by Reuters said they had no cigarettes for sale and social media

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