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Complete implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) recommends policies in China that would prevent almost 13m smoking related deaths by 2050.
China is home to about one third of the world’s smokers and reducing smoking in China could have an enormous public health impact, even on a global scale.
To discuss their research, we are joined by three of the paper's authors, David Levy from Georgetown University, Teh-Wei Hu from University of California at Berkeley, and Andrew Moran from Columbia University Medical Center.
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The potential effects of tobacco control in China: projections from the China SimSmoke simulation model
When you prescribe a drug, do you ever stop to wonder if it's suitable for vegetarians? Kinesh Patel and Kate Tatham from Imperial College London have found that 74 of the 100 drugs most commonly prescribed by GPs in the UK contain ingredients which may have been derived from animals.
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Suitability of common drugs for patients who avoid animal products