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    Tobacco industry targeting women in poor countries: WHO

    Tobacco industry targeting women in poor countries: WHO

    GENEVA ó World health officials Friday blasted the tobacco industry for going around enticing women in poor countries to smoke cigarettes with the same stereotypes used decades ago in rich nations.

    "The tobacco industry is like a mutant virus," said Douglas Bettcher, a World Health Organisation expert, in presenting a report on tobacco use and women ahead of world anti-tobacco day on May 31.

    As the number of smokers has declined in the rich countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the tobacco industry "has to look to new horizons to market their products... to look for greener pasture," said Bettcher.

    That has sent the industry into developing countries with less stringent anti-smoking laws where cigarette manufacturers are reaping new revenue using old techniques, which has raised concerns at the WHO.

    They sell cigarettes using stereotypes such as associating smoking with women's liberation, the kind of stereotypes featured in smoking promotions decades ago in the rich nations, Bettcher said.

    According to WHO, there are more than one billion smokers worldwide today, and 200 million of them are women. In half of the 151 countries where surveys have been done on tobacco use among young people, there are nearly as many girls as boys smoking cigarettes.

    Unless tougher anti-smoking measures are taken, an estimated eight million people could die from tobacco use by 2030, including 2.5 million women with three quarters of them from poor countries, the WHO added.

    In February WHO chief Margaret Chan criticised the attitude of the tobacco industry as "ruthless" and "insidious" in its pursuit of markets in developing countries.

    The WHO convention of 2005 aimed to ban advertising and sponsoring by the tobacco industry, support taxing its products and prevent smoking in public places as ways to reduce cigarette smoking which has been linked to increasing the risks of different cancers and heart disease.

    Only five percent of the world's population lives in countries where the law bans smoking in public places, the WHO said.

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    I'm happy to you don't see that many women smoking here but the blokes may as well grow chimneys.

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    I remember years ago going into a bar in Pattaya full of Chinese people, the smoke was so bad I had to leave, and I'm a smoker



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    Quote Originally Posted by mr Fred
    I'm happy to you don't see that many women smoking here but the blokes may as well grow chimneys.


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    So what are these ways that the evil tobacco companies use to get women to smoke, cant remember seeing a ciggy ad for years any where in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginger Siam View Post
    So what are these ways that the evil tobacco companies use to get women to smoke, cant remember seeing a ciggy ad for years any where in the world.
    In Africa you see tobacco companies giving away cigarettes to young girls and women at fashion shows and to lads outside football stadiums. I have even seen Rothmans giving out cigarettes outside clubs and discos.

    I have the occasional cigarette but it riles me.


    I have just returned from Ghana where a doctor told me apart from the well known hazards, exposure to cigarettes in volume causes huge increases in incidents of TB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mr Fred
    I'm happy to you don't see that many women smoking here but the blokes may as well grow chimneys.

    I can't work out if that is more disgusting than stupid or more stupid than disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mr Fred
    I'm happy to you don't see that many women smoking here but the blokes may as well grow chimneys.

    That's the most disgusting thing i have seen in years. I'm speachless!

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    2-Year-old Indonesian Toddler Is Addicted To The Evil Of Smoking
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    May 29, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Ardi Rizal is a 2-year-old toddler from the Indonesian Sumatra, who has been witnessed smoking in a fresh video that has managed to enter YouTube. The video has consequently generated a massive hullabaloo and has disseminated rapidly throughout the computerized world.

    Justifiably, some individuals, who have witnessed the video, have expressed their fury and have recommended the incarceration of Ardi Rizalís parents. However, some entities in the world of blogs have shockingly referred to the child as a manifestation of fashionableness.

    Ardi Rizalís parents have declared that Ardi, who was initially supplied a puff when he was 1 Ĺ years old, outbursts if he is not provided with a cigarette. Mohammad Rizal, Ardiís father, has mentioned that Ardi appears robust to him and that he is unworried by Ardiís health.

    Indonesia, a Muslim-majority nation, has undergone a distressing trend lately. In accordance with information from the Central Statistics Agency, a bothersome 25% of Indonesian kids in the age group of 3-15 have endeavored to utilize cigarettes and approximately 3.2% are addicted to smoking.

    Indonesian advocates dedicated to the cause of child heath, have mentioned that second hand smoke only augments the danger to the physical constitution of children.

    Seto Mulyadi, the chairperson on the Indonesian child protection commission, has fervently enunciated that the Indonesian legislature must ratify an effective law to protect and preserve the health of Indonesian kids and of passive smokers. Mulyadi has declared that the intensification of smoking-related advertising in the country by powerful cigarette makers and smoking parents has made more Indonesian children susceptible to the evilness of smoking.

    The Indonesian government had labeled smoking as addictive in 2009. An Indonesian alliance devoted to reducing the smoking menace has now recommended that smoking in certain public zones be criminalized and that there be gigantic health cautions on cigarette packages.

    Benny Wahyudi, a bureaucrat of the Indonesian government, has asserted that the government has certain tactics to restrict the amount of Indonesian smokers, one of which is to cut the manufacturing of cigarettes from 245 billion to 240 million.

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    Needs to cut back on the milk shakes a bit as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    news reports indicate he's down from 4 pks / day to one on Dr's orders ...........
    But he will put weight on if he stops!!!!

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    George Bush, Phillip Morris - Two peas in a pod.

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