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Brazilian GB grantee appears on TV to discuss smoking epidemics

By João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia

In this Brazilian TV program (Café Filosófico – TV Cultura), João Mauricio Castaldelli-Maia MD explores tobacco smoking history, its associations and portrayal of its use with luxury and glamour in the past, and intriguingly, its subsequent transformation into a mass consumption industrialized product encouraged by advertising and film. Then, he talks about the next phase […]

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Jordan launches 2016-18 tobacco control roadmap

By globalbridges

In response to the alarming rates of smoking that are among the highest in the region, the Ministry of Health (MoH) – with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center (KHCF/KHCC) – recently completed the development and launch of a time-bound roadmap aimed at reversing the tobacco epidemic […]

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63% of Japanese Support a Smoking Ban by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By Global Bridges

J&J Japan on May 26 announced the results of a national public opinion survey of 8,000 indoor workers about smoking bans and second-hand smoke.  The survey showed that 63% of Japanese workers support the implementation of a national smoke-free ban before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and only 14% felt that such a ban would have […]

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All Employees Deserve to Work in Safe and Healthy Environments

By Karen Gutierrez

April 28 is World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This is a good time to consider the dangerous work environments that so many people must tolerate every day and key policies that can promptly and easily protect the health of these employees. Imagine, if you will, a coworker of yours. Or even a […]

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Training female doctors in China

By Dan XIAO

China is the world’s largest consumer of tobacco with nearly 301 million smokers, including 52.9% of men and 2.4% of women [1]. Moreover, an estimated 740 million nonsmokers are exposed to secondhand smoke in China [1]. Secondhand smoke exposure is an important risk to the health of Chinese people, especially for women and children. Although […]

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Smoke-Free Workplace Laws Lead to Decline in Heart Attacks

By Global Bridges

A substantial decline in the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI, heart attacks) appears to be associated with smoke-free workplace laws, according to a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Richard Hurt, M.D., and his colleagues at […]

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Nurses Lead the Battle Against Tobacco Use

By Global Bridges

Since 1974, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) has celebrated International Nurses Week. In 2012, the week runs from May 6 through May 12 — the birthday of Florence Nightingale. This year’s ICN theme is “Closing the Gap: From Evidence to Action,” a timely theme for nurses fighting tobacco use. According to the World Health […]

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Global Bridges and InterAmerican Heart Foundation Applaud Brazil’s Global Leadership in Passing New Tobacco Control Law

By Gustavo Zabert

On Dec. 15, 2011, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a comprehensive tobacco control law that aligns with the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and will make Brazil the largest smoke-free country in the world. The law requires all enclosed workplaces and public places to be smoke-free, raises cigarette taxes, adds health […]

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