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Two separate studies to emerge have highlighted exactly how dangerous smoking can be, in particularly to women it would seem. The first was conducted by a team at The University of Tromso, Norway, who analysed medical records from more than 600,000 men and women aged between 19 and 67 – all were surveyed for the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
Proposals that would have seen the smoking ban relaxed in Wales to permit actors to smoke in film or TV sets have been scrapped following a review of the arguments for and against it by ministers. An alteration to the provisions of the 2007 smoking ban would resulted in performers being excluded from the ban in particular circumstances, but health leaders heavily criticised the potential exemptions, arguing it could be setting a dangerous precedent.
More women die of lung cancer than of breast cancer