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Adults With CVD Have Gaps in Secondhand Smoke Knowledge

Low-income adults with cardiovascular disease have considerable gaps in knowledge relating to secondhand smoke, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease.
Doctors Lounge
added Aug 29, 2016 21:04
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[California] “You have the right to protect your health”: Perceptions of Secondhand Smoke and Exposure Mitigation Strategies in Low-Income Patients With Heart Disease, San Francisco, 2011–2012 [FREE FULL TEXT]

Although most participants in our study identified SHS exposure as a nuisance and harmful to health, not one participant spontaneously listed heart disease as an SHS risk. There was greater awareness that SHS causes lung disease and some cancers. Although
Preventing Chronic Disease (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC)
added Aug 29, 2016 21:03
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[Iowa] Fewer cigarettes, more fruits, veggies at tobacco stores

chain is de-emphasizing cigarette sales and instead focusing on fresh and prepared foods at its tobacco shops ... Kwik Trip Inc. has started transforming its Tobacco Outlet Plus stores into Kwik Star Express markets that will feature fresh fruits and vege
Des Moines (IA) Register
added Aug 29, 2016 16:49
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AUDIO: Asia Minute: Indonesia’s Tobacco Wars

A recent development in Southeast Asia has sparked a national debate in the region’s largest economy. Indonesia is wrestling with questions of public health, education, and smoking. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.
Hawaii Public Radio
added Aug 29, 2016 16:48
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[Austria] Warum die Salzburger Festspiele ohne jährliche 600.000 Euro eines Tabakkonzerns auskommen müssen [Why the Salzburg Festival have to do without annual 600,000 euros a tobacco company.]

Japan Tobacco International, a leading global tobacco company and owner of the former Austria Tabak is no longer. As a sponsor of the festival anyway. Last year, JTI was the last time there - with at least 600,000 Euro per year. Pereira had brought the gr
Die Presse (at)
added Aug 29, 2016 16:18
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] One man's killer, another's hope: Zim tobacco seen pulling US$1bn

TOBACCO could be the world’s most dangerous product sold on supermarket shelves, but it is Zimbabwe’s hope. If properly managed, the tobacco industry appears on course to earn the country US$1 billion in the next few years, as production on farms taken f
Southern Times (na)
added Aug 29, 2016 15:31
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] National scene: Schools to put danger of smoking in curriculum

In an effort to make students aware of the dangers of tobacco and deterring them from smoking, Culture and Education Minister Muhadjir Effendi plans to include information on the dangers of smoking in the school curriculum, starting from elementary school
Jakarta Post (id)
added Aug 29, 2016 15:28
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[Florida] New FDA tobacco rules appears to ban cigar donations to troops

It's not just the troops getting free cigars. Newman and other companies donate thousands more to charities each year for silent auctions, golf tournaments and other fundraisers. "We're good citizens, and now the FDA says, 'No, no, no. No more charity,'
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 29, 2016 14:51
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] National parks will be non-smoking areas by year-end

The Health Ministry will gazette all national parks nationwide to be smoke-free zones by year-end...currently, 22 areas had been gazetted as smoke-free, including religious places, rest areas on the highways and education places, including universities.
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added Aug 29, 2016 14:14
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Australia’s Cigarette Wars Turn Violent

Under the FCTC’s guidelines, the Australian customs and border officials at the heart of the fight against illegal tobacco might well be barred from attending the body’s next summit on tobacco taxes and regulations, due to take place in New Delhi this co
International Policy Digest (IPD)
added Aug 29, 2016 14:12
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