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[Florida] Appellate Court Ruling Expands the Definition of Engle Class Member

The Third District Court of Appeal ruled last week that prospective Engle class members could be residents or citizens — not both — of Florida at the time their smoking-related disease first manifests or is diagnosed.
Law.com
added Sep 20, 2018 13:03
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[Indiana] Smoking rates drop, but habit still costly: Impact on households $1,000 per year

Smoking rates in Bartholomew County are dropping, but Indiana’s statewide rate continues to be a costly challenge to Hoosiers’ health, quality of life and community economic development. In Indiana, 21 percent of Hoosiers are smokers, ranking the state
Columbus (IN) Republic
added Sep 20, 2018 11:59
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[Alabama] Sheffield poised to be first smoke free Shoals city

the first city in the Shoals with a comprehensive non-smoking policy that would prohibit smoking in work places, including restaurants and bars, and city parks. Smoke Free Shoals Coordinator Melanie Dickens discussed the policy with the City Council on M
Florence (AL) Times Daily
added Sep 20, 2018 11:58
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[Massachusetts] City seeks to bump tobacco age to 21

HAVERHILL — The city's Board of Health will hold a public hearing next month on a proposal to up the age for purchasing tobacco products in Haverhill from 18 to 21 and implement various restrictions. The board is also looking to set a limit on the numbe
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Sep 20, 2018 11:57
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[Idaho] Resources grow in tobacco habit battle

A coalition of groups dedicated to helping people avoid the health risks associated with tobacco announced a statewide effort to educate Idahoans about the resources available to help them quit smoking. In Payette County, a class on quitting smoking, co
Argus Observer (Ontario, OR)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:56
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Most Say E-Cigarettes No Healthier Than Traditional Ones

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 20% of American Adults think smoking e-cigarettes is safer than smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. Thirteen percent (13%) think e-cigarettes are less safe than traditional
Rasmussen Reports LLC‎
added Sep 20, 2018 11:53
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Most U.S. Citizens are Still Misinformed About E-Cigarettes

a recent poll indicated that sadly the majority of Americans are still misinformed about the relative benefits of e-cigarettes. The majority think that vaping is as bad for one’s health as smoking, if not worse.
Vaping Post (ch)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:52
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[UK] South Shields mum saves thousands of pounds within months of quitting smoking

Figures released by anti-smoking group Fresh ahead of this year’s Stoptober campaign show that in 2017 nearly 400,000 smokers in England quit successfully. From left, South Tyneside director of public health Tom Hall, Coun Tracey Dixon, ex-smoker Deborah
Shields Gazette (uk)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:51
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[UK] Does Stoptober work?

West, who was part of a team of researchers who examined the effectiveness of the campaign in its first year in 2012, said that the public health campaign is “incredibly good value for money”. But...“very little” money is spent on the campaign.
Press Association (uk)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:50
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[UK] Just one in 10 of us will be smokers in 2023, say health officials

Public Health England (PHE) said that smoking rates among adults in England are expected to fall from the current level of 14.9% to around 10% by 2023. The number of smokers in England has fallen by more than a million since 2014, it added.
Free Press Series (uk)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:47
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