Monthly Archives: August 2010

Nicotine linked to breast cancer

Nicotine in has been linked to breast cancer for the first time as researchers find the substance may promote the growth of tumours. Nicotine is the chemical in cigarettes which causes addiction and has now been linked to the development…

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WHO says smoking in China as serious as outbreak of SARS

The head of the World Health Organization in China said Tuesday widespread smoking in the Asian nation should be given the same attention as an outbreak of the deadly SARS disease.

Timed to coincide with the release of new data on adult tobacco use in China by the country’s centre for disease control, Michael O’Leary said the Asian nation’s widespread tobacco addiction was a worry.

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