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[UK] Tobacco giant Philip Morris is paying people £50 if they persuade a smoker to quit

The company is so committed to a smoke-free world that it is even paying brand ambassadors, which it calls “freelancers”, to persuade people to quit. They get £50 per “conversion” – successfully changing someone from being a smoker to a non-smoker.
The Independent (uk)
added Jun 30, 2017 18:38

EDITORIAL: How to cut smoking in poor countries

Globally, tobacco-tax revenues are about $270bn a year, but less than $1bn of that is spent on anti-smoking policies. It is time for governments to help their citizens kick the habit—and earn some useful cash while they do it.
The Economist
added Jun 2, 2017 16:58

[West Virginia] Dan Foster: Opioid epidemic horrible, but don’t forget about ravages of tobacco

Yes, the Mountain State has reasonably effective clean indoor air laws, which appear to have made a difference, but, although recently raised, our cigarette tax remains far lower than it is in most other states, providing an opportunity for our legislato
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added May 22, 2017 16:29

[Asia-pacific, Canada, Philippines] LITERATUS: Flavored tobacco creates a regulatory hole

Since traditional tobacco products are now mandated to be packed with health risk warnings (ours in the Philippines have the gruesome look of darkened lungs transformed by smoking)—which they cannot fight off—Canadian tobacco manufacturers instead joined
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 17, 2017 15:30

Measured, opportunistic, unexpected and naïve quitting: a qualitative grounded theory study of the process of quitting from the ex-smokers’ perspective [FREE FULL TEXT]

Remarkably few participants quit completely out-of-the-blue with little or no preparation. Findings are discussed in relation to stages-of-change theory, catastrophe theory, and dual process theories, focusing on how dual process theories may provide a wa
BioMed Central (uk)
added May 13, 2017 01:52

[UK] Large national survey finds 2.9 million people now vape in Britain: For the first time over half don’t smoke

an estimated 2.9 million adults in Great Britain currently use electronic cigarettes. For the first time ever, the survey finds more ex-smokers (1.5 million) who use e-cigarettes than current smokers and the main reason people offered for their use of e-
ASH London (uk)
added May 8, 2017 21:08

Electronic Cigarette Use and Smoking Abstinence in Japan: A Cross-Sectional Study of Quitting Methods

For effective smoking cessation, e-cigarette use appears to have low efficacy among smokers in Japan...follow-up studies are needed to assess the prospective association between e-cigarette use and smoking cessation. View Full-Text
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
added Apr 29, 2017 14:29

New York City Wants Higher Cigarette Taxes

Dr. Mary Bassett is New York City’s commissioner of health. She said, “As a former smoker, I know how hard it is to quit. These bills will make it less likely that New Yorkers will start smoking and easier for New Yorkers who smoke to quit.”
Voice of America (
added Apr 23, 2017 13:34

[UK] 5 reasons to quit smoking, and five reason why you might not want to

Smokers across the country are being urged to quit the habit as National No Smoking Day 2017 takes place tomorrow. Smoking is the biggest cause of death and illness in the UK, with over 120,000 people dying every year from smoking related diseases, and
Grimsby Telegraph (uk)
added Mar 8, 2017 03:44

E-cigarettes as safe as nicotine replacement in real-world study

suggests that e-cigarettes may be comparable to NRT in terms of long-term safety, but not the dual use of NRTs or e-cigarettes with combustible cigarettes.
Irish Medical News (ie)
added Mar 6, 2017 15:22
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