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[India] 'Uthak Baithak' new penalty for penniless public smokers

Indore:...they caught two people while smoking at public place at Regal square on Thursday evening. They were asked to pay a fine of Rs. 200 each, but since they did not have the enough amount, hence they were asked to ‘do 10 sit-ups holding ears’, which
Free Press Journal (in)
added Sep 30, 2014 04:55
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The prevalence of brand switching among adult smokers in the USA, 2006–2011: findings from the ITC US surveys

Nearly half of smokers in the USA switched their cigarette brand or brand style within a year. Switching between brands may be more price motivated, while switching within brands may be motivated by price and other brand characteristics such as product le
Tobacco Control
added Sep 27, 2014 13:50
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[UK] Interactive website helps lower-income smokers to stop smoking

People with lower incomes attempting to quit smoking are 36% more likely to succeed if they use a new interactive website called 'StopAdvisor' than if they use a static information website, finds a randomised controlled trial led by UCL researchers. The
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Sep 25, 2014 12:51
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[Australia] VIDEO: The Seduction of Smoking: Four Corners Special

In this special edition of Four Corners, running over two nights, award-winning reporter Peter Taylor investigates the state of the industry. He talks to the head of British American Tobacco, who delivers a clear admission that smoking is harmful to heal
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Sep 25, 2014 12:11
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Smoking policy change at a homeless shelter: Attitudes and effects

Expected effects of the partial ban were similar to actual effects. Partial outdoor smoking bans may be well supported by homeless shelter residents and may have a positive impact on shelter resident health.
Addictive Behaviors
added Sep 23, 2014 06:39
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Researchers study impact of smoking ban in homeless shelter

Instituting a partial smoking ban at a homeless shelter can lead to a reduction in expired carbon monoxide levels, an indicator of exposure to cigarette smoke, and may have positive effects on shelter residents' health, according to new research. The Uni
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Sep 23, 2014 06:39
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[UK] Sin taxes hit the poor hardest [Mark Littlewood features in The Sun]

Mark Littlewood, Director General of the IEA, has featured in The Sun, in an article concerning warnings against the Labour party's proposal to increase taxes on alcohol and tobacco to help fund the NHS.
Institute of Economic Affairs (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 12:22
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[UK] Higher 'sin taxes' would punish poor Brits, Labour warned ($$)

LABOUR was warned last night that hiking tax on booze and cigarettes to help fund the NHS would punish the poorest Brits.
The Sun (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 12:12
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Smoking Prevalence Is High Among Cancer Survivors

Nearly 10% of cancer survivors in the United States smoke nine years after diagnosis, with bladder cancer survivors having the highest smoking rate, at 17.2%, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the American Cancer Society (Figure, pag
Clinical Oncology
added Sep 18, 2014 13:43
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Asia’s rising tobacco epidemic a result of anti-smoking policy neglect

Smoke-filled bars and packed cancer wards reflect decades of neglect ... Researchers say inadequate public awareness of smoking risks, coupled with aggressive tobacco marketing, has left Asian nations with some of the highest smoking rates in the world a
Malay Mail (my)
added Sep 17, 2014 23:19
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