Health

Taxes key in war on 'lifestyle' disease: health experts

Global health leaders declared war on lifestyle diseases Thursday, decrying the impact of tobacco, alcohol and soft drinks on the world's poor, while calling for taxes to curb consumption and finance healthcare.

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Tobacco linked to 40 percent of US cancers

Tobacco use remains the most preventable cause of cancer, and 40 percent of diagnosed US cancer cases may have a link to its use, health authorities said Thursday.

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Current tobacco use prevalent in middle, high school students

Almost one-third of high school students report current use of tobacco products, according to research published in the Dec. 6 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Tobacco Control

Tobacco Control is a part of public health science dedicated to controlling the menace of tobacco and limiting the death and diseases caused by tobacco. Tobacco Control is a priority area for WHO which reflects in the fact that since its inception, WHO has come out with only one international convention focussing on tobacco control. The internatinal treaty is called the Framework Convetnion on Tobacco Control. The World Bank has also treated tobacco control as an important area affecting economic wellbeing of people and has produced reports on tobacco control.

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