Russian health officials are proposing to ban smoking among people born after 2015.
Anger may be more effective than sadness when it comes to persuasive anti-smoking commercials. New research from researchers at Dartmouth and Cornell University said that the latest findings suggest that anti-smoking advertisements should appeal to viewers' anger rather than sorrow.
In the last fifty years, anti-tobacco efforts have saved 8 million lives in United States so far, a new analysis shows.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a message to all smokers out there: quit smoking, and in a bid to ramp up awareness against the dangers, they will start rolling out graphic ads of former smokers who have been in one way or another affected negatively from the addictive habit.
Latest statistics which reveal that up to one in three secondary school students in Cyprus are smokers have pushed the health ministry and the police to launching an anti-smoking campaign. "Smoking is the only cause of death that is preventable in the world today. It kills six million people a year, 600,000 of which have only been exposed to passive smoking. Unless urgent action is taken, tobacco will kill more than one billion people this century," said health minister Androulla Agrotou.