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India to raise age for tobacco purchases, ban single sales

Health campaigners Wednesday welcomed India's plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarettes, hailing them as a...

New Australian treatment could save wounded soldiers

Australian scientists Wednesday said they have developed a "breakthrough treatment" to help soldiers severely wounded in battle, with the US to fund...

In Pakistan, new TV show lifts veil on sex taboos

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Americans are smoking less than ever

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