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[UK] Isle of Wight women who smoke during pregnancy on the rise

There had been a steady decrease in recent years, down from 18.4 per cent four years ago. However, in the second quarter of 2017, the number of mothers who smoked whilst pregnant rose by 4.2% from the same period last year. Read and contribute to the 4 r
OnTheWight (uk)
added Dec 19, 2017 16:50
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Cigarette smoking is increasing among Americans with drug problems

Until now, little was known about whether the decline in smoking was also occurring among individuals with illicit substance use disorders. The findings are published online in the journal Addiction. The data show that smoking rates increased among thos
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 19, 2017 16:45
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[UK-Wales] Smoking ban cannot be enforced in jails, UK supreme court rules

A prisoner suffering from poor health has lost his attempt to enforce the smoking ban in English and Welsh jails after the supreme court ruled that crown premises are effectively exempt from the enforcement of health regulations. The unanimous judgment
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 19, 2017 15:01
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When the tax stamp covers the health warning label: conflicting ‘best practices’ for tobacco control policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

The Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS) was created to systematically document the variety of cigarette packages available in 14 low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC), and their adherence to tobacco control policies.6 A review of the tobac
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2017 14:58
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[Canada] The availability of smoking-permitted accommodations from Airbnb in 12 Canadian cities [FREE FULL TEXT]

Across Canada, there is a wide range of smoking-permitted accommodations available through Airbnb. In some markets, smoking-permitted accommodation may be significantly less expensive than smoke-free options. As hotel chains increasingly go smoke-free, it
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2017 14:58
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Identification of flavour additives in tobacco products to develop a flavour library [FREE FULL TEXT]

Flavour additives consist of single flavour compounds or mixtures of multiple flavour compounds, and different combinations of flavour compounds can cause a certain flavour. A flavour library helps to detect flavour additives that are characteristic for a
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2017 14:58
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Evaluation of a complex healthcare intervention to increase smoking cessation in pregnant women: interrupted time series analysis with economic evaluation [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions The implementation of a system-wide complex healthcare intervention was associated with significant increase in rates of quitting by delivery.
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2017 14:58
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The effect of excise tax increases on cigarette prices in South Africa

The degree of excise tax pass-through, and the magnitude of discretionary increases in cigarette prices, is significantly determined by the competitive environment in the cigarette market.
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2017 14:57
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Comparing the cancer potencies of emissions from vapourised nicotine products including e-cigarettes with those of tobacco smoke [FREE FULL TEXT]

Optimal combinations of device settings, liquid formulation and vaping behaviour normally result in e-cigarette emissions with much less carcinogenic potency...there are circumstances in which the cancer risks of e-cigarette emissions can escalate, someti
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2017 14:57
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Worldwide News and Comment [FREE FULL TEXT]

The most recent leaders announced for Philip Morris’ ‘Foundation for a Smoke Free World’ (FSFW) reveal a new recruit following Derek Yach from sugary beverage giant PepsiCo. James Lutzweiler, has been appointed Vice President, Agriculture and Livelihoods.
Tobacco Control
added Dec 19, 2017 14:57
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