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[UK] Booker Group on Thursday reported a rise in revenues in the six months to September, despite a tumble in tobacco sales induced by changes to legislation. The food wholesaler that serves everything from convenience stores to restaurants said its sales ro

Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 12, 2017 17:04
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[UK-Scotland] SMOKE SCREEN There’s a new, apparently ‘healthier’ way to smoke – and it’s NOT e-cigarettes

Heat-not-burn devices have been hailed as a “healthier” alternative to regular fags, by the giant tobacco companies that make them And they urged public health officials who were “caught off guard” by e-cigarettes, to get clued up now and set the agenda
Scottish Sun (uk)
added Oct 12, 2017 17:03
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[Japan] They’re heating up: Internet search query trends reveal significant public interest in heat-not-burn tobacco products [FREE FULL TEXT]

Public health practitioners should expand heat-not-burn tobacco product surveillance, adjust existing tobacco control strategies to account for heat-not-burn tobacco products, and preemptively study the health risks/benefits, popular perceptions, and heal
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Oct 12, 2017 17:01
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[Australia] Indigenous smoking deaths on the rise despite people butting out

Lead researcher Dr Ray Lovett said the study found the lag between smoking and the onset of smoking-related diseases such as lung cancer means the number of smoking deaths was likely to keep climbing. "We have seen significant declines in smoking among I
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 12, 2017 16:57
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Softening Among U.S. Smokers With Psychological Distress: More Quit Attempts and Lower Consumption as Smoking Drops [FREE FULL TEXT]

smokers with psychological distress, like the general population, are softening over time. To improve health outcomes and increase health equity, tobacco control policies should continue moving all subgroups of smokers down these softening curves, while s
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Oct 12, 2017 16:35
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[Australia] The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking epidemic: what stage are we at, and what does it mean?

we expect tobacco-related cancer mortality to remain high, but peak within the next decade; however, there is a critical need for improved evidence to make an accurate assessment. The continuation and expansion of comprehensive tobacco reduction measures
Public Health Research & Practice (au)
added Oct 12, 2017 16:32
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Thailand bans smoking on 20 popular tourist beaches

Thailand is to ban smoking on some of the country’s most popular tourist beaches, with the prospect of up to a year in prison for those caught lighting up... “Cigarettes have a direct effect on the natural environment,” director general Jatuporn Buruspat
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 12, 2017 16:31
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As Part Of 'Tobacco Nation,' Indiana Has A Smoking Rate On Par With Developing Countries

Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Dean Paul Halverson was not surprised to see Indiana highlighted in the report. “We are horrible when it comes to funding public health,” he said. “We’re ranked 49th in 50 states in our per capita investment
WMOT (Murfreesboro, TN)
added Oct 12, 2017 16:00
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[Arkansas] Haines Assembly narrowly approves tobacco and marijuana excise taxes

After spending hours debating the idea over multiple meetings, the Haines Assembly narrowly approved targeted taxes on marijuana and tobacco products.
KHNS (Haines, AK)
added Oct 12, 2017 15:55
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'Heat-Not-Burn Cigarettes' Aiming for U.S. Market

"We don't know enough about the health implications of heat-not-burn tobacco products, and that lack of knowledge is extremely dangerous for public health," said Theodore Caputi, the study's lead author...."We know from experience that the tobacco industr
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 12, 2017 01:00
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