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Obesity and Smoking: can we Kill Two Birds with one Tax?

we propose a dynamic rational model where eating, smoking, and physical exercise are simultaneous choices that jointly affect body weight and addiction to smoking. Focusing on direct and cross-price effects, we study the impact of tobacco and food taxes,
Wiley Online Library
added Oct 24, 2016 21:19

ARCHIVE: The Demand for Cigarettes as Derived from the Demand for Weight Loss: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation [FREE FULL TEXT]

Public health efforts to reduce smoking initiation and encourage cessation may wish to design campaigns to alter the derived nature of cigarette demand, especially among adolescent girls
Wiley Online Library
added Oct 24, 2016 21:15
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[California] The Cost of Lighting Up

Research and anecdotal evidence suggest cigarette taxes can curb smoking, KQED’s April Dembosky has reported. U.S. Census Bureau data shows the cost of a pack of cigarettes in California has generally grown in tandem with a rising cigarette tax, with a c
California Healthline
added Oct 24, 2016 21:12
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[California] Vapers beware: E-cigarettes in line for a big tax increase if Proposition 56 passes

Less examined is a provision under which the booming e-cigarette market would be taxed in California for the first time – and the increase will be huge. E-cigarette liquid containing nicotine could be taxed at a rate as high as 67%, according to state e
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 24, 2016 21:11

Philip Morris's Share Price Rose on Its Positive Outlook in 3Q 16

During the company’s 3Q16 earnings call, its management stated that the growth in its reduced-risk products (or RRP) and the annualization of its price rises are expected to drive its revenue in 4Q16.
Market Realist
added Oct 24, 2016 20:37

Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Tobacco

Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) are critical health issues that—if tackled appropriately—will dramatically reduce the leading causes of death and preventable illnesses. The Tobacco Use LHIs are: Adult cigarette smoking (TU-1.1) Adolescent cigarette smo
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
added Oct 24, 2016 20:11

Teens who feel 'too fat' light up cigarettes to slim down

smoking to lose weight is significantly more common among teens who feel they must slim down. Girls who said they were “much too fat” were nearly 225 percent more likely to smoke to lose weight than girls who said their weight was about right. For boys, b
Cornell Chronicle
added Oct 24, 2016 19:59

Many Teens Light Up to Lose Weight, Study Suggests

Among frequent smokers, 46 percent of girls and 30 percent of boys said weight control was one of the reasons they smoked. The study also revealed that smoking to lose weight was much more common among teens who felt they needed to drop weight. Girls who
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 24, 2016 19:52

Employee Wellness Programs Prompt AARP Lawsuit

argues that these programs violate anti-discrimination laws aimed at protecting workers’ medical information. It... Many employers have instituted wellness programs, which might include initiatives to help workers stop smoking
New York Times
added Oct 24, 2016 19:40
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Smoking Still Takes Big Toll in U.S. Cancer Deaths

Habit is linked to close to one-third of fatal cancers in people 35 and older, study finds
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 24, 2016 19:33
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