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Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) - NZ
ASH is a registered charity dedicated to eliminating the death and disease caused by tobacco. ASH provides a range of information services to the community. This includes helping develop smokefree policies, organising events and producing printed resources.
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) - UK
ASH was established in 1971 (20 January) by the Royal College of Physicians. It is a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco.
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The Smokefree Coalition is committed to preventing the uptake of smoking among young people and reducing the smoking rates of all New Zealanders. Established in 1995, the Smokefree Coalition provides a collective voice – thirty-eight organisations including the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation, Cancer Society and National Heart Foundation.
After smoking, asbestos is the most common cause of lung cancer in America. Tens of millions of Americans have worked with or been exposed to asbestos during their lifetime. In short, when a person who was exposed to asbestos is also a smoker - the risk factor becomes astronomical. The two lung irritants work together to increase the risk of developing lung cancer to 90 times greater than a non-smoker who has never been exposed to asbestos. Additionally, some longtime smokers may not realise that they could have been exposed to asbestos through cigarettes themselves. Between 1952 and 1956, some cigarette companies used asbestos filters in cigarettes. Obviously, this also increases the cancer risk exponentially.
Mesothelioma Symptoms - Cancer information and facts
Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to Asbestos that can easily latch onto the inner lining of the lungs when inhaled. Smoking does not cause Mesothelioma. However, the combination of smoking and asbestos exposure significantly increases a person's risk of developing cancer of the air passageways in the lung.