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A State-by-State Look at the 1998 Tobacco Settlement 19 Years Later

Despite receiving over $27 billion from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, the states continue to severely underfund tobacco prevention and cessation programs proven to save lives and money. Since the states settled their lawsuits against the majo
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 14, 2017 00:20
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New Report: States Shortchange Tobacco Prevention Programs Proven to Save Lives and Health Care Dollars

The states this year will collect a record $27.5 billion in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend less than 3 percent of it – $721.6 million – on programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according t
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 14, 2017 00:15
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Fort Worth Delivers Tremendous Victory for Smoke-Free Air

Residents and visitors alike will now be able to enjoy all that Fort Worth has to offer while enjoying clean air. Service industry employees, in particular, won't be forced to choose between earning a paycheck and breathing smoke-free air. Fort Worth, wh
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 14, 2017 00:14
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Reassessing the importance of ‘lost pleasure’ associated with smoking cessation: implications for social welfare and policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

The proportion of smokers who might be characterised as having a preference to continue smoking are greatly outnumbered by addicted, discontent and concerned smokers who want to quit and regret ever having started to smoke. These discontent smokers could
Tobacco Control
added Dec 14, 2017 00:12
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[Canada] Provincial legislation will ban smoking anywhere on hospital property

The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance will begin the new year by going smoke-free in and around its Chatham and Wallaceburg campuses, but supports will be available to help smokers cope with the situation. The decision to prohibit smoking cigarettes and any
Chatham (Ont) Daily News (ca)
added Dec 14, 2017 00:10
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[Canada] Smoking bylaw changes to come

Stricter anti-smoking laws will be brought before City of Powell River council in 2018 as a result of grassroots persistence. Vancouver Coastal Health tobacco reduction coordinator for Powell River Nathan Jantz initiated the changes and continues to work
Powell River (BC) Peak (ca)
added Dec 14, 2017 00:07
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[India] Cannes lifetime award caps Pandey brothers' ad journey

Individually, too, the two had work to boast of. For example, Piyush's 'Second-hand smoke kills' won double gold at Cannes in 2002, the first time an Indian campaign bagged the honour.
Business Standard (in)
added Dec 14, 2017 00:01
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National Report: Missouri Ranks 49th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

Missouri is spending just $48,500 this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is less than one-tenth of one percent of the $72.9 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
PR Newswire
added Dec 13, 2017 23:57
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[South Carolina] SC county just flicked aside proposed smoking ban

Horry County Council flicked aside two smoking ordinances Tuesday night, but the proposals haven’t been completely extinguished yet. Council voted to send two proposals back to the council’s administration committee for a rewrite: one to ban smoking on
Columbia (SC) State
added Dec 13, 2017 23:53
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More Than 1 in 5 Working Adults Use Some Form of Tobacco

Tobacco use among US working adults varies by industry and occupation, a recent CDC analysis found. The study used 2014-2016 data from the National Health Interview Survey.
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Dec 13, 2017 14:14
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