Month: April 2011

Texas State University goes tobacco-free

Officials with Texas State University announced this week that the school will become tobacco-free, which means no smoking anywhere on campus. The Texas State Student Health Center will offer discounted medications to help students quit. In a statement, University President…

Reducing tobacco toxicants

RESEARCHERS have developed a novel process that they claim reduces the levels of certain dangerous chemicals found in cigarette smoke. The scientists, working for British American Tobacco and its subsidiary Imperial Tobacco Canada, hoped to remove toxicants generated when proteins…

Global Report on Noncommunicable Diseases

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading global causes of death, causing more deaths than all others causes combined, and they strike hardest at the world’s low- and middle-income populations. These diseases have reached epidemic proportions, yet they could be signifi…

Vietnam launches no-tobacco week

The Health Ministry’s National Programme on Tobacco Affect Prevention on April 25 launched the “National No Tobacco Week” in response to the World No Tobacco Day (May 31). All ministries, sectors, organisations and people have been urged to join hands…