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[District of Columbia] 3 innovative ways a dc consortium is tackling tobacco use disparities

The study uses MeTRIC as a case example... “D.C., plagued with extraordinarily high tobacco rates in its most diverse neighborhoods, is also home to some of the top tobacco control scientists in the world and a dedicated cadre of health officials. Yet th
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Apr 26, 2017 21:30
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Australia’s $40 per pack cigarette tax plans: the need to consider equity [FREE FULL TEXT]

we offer strategies that might be used by policymakers to mitigate potential harms. While this paper focuses on the impacts primarily on populations in Australia, the consequences and strategies offered may be useful to other countries implementing tobacc
Tobacco Control
added Apr 25, 2017 16:49
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[Australia, New York] Big Hike in Cigarette Tax Hurts Low-Income People

review of the literature concludes that very large cigarette tax increases unintentionally harm the most vulnerable in society: smokers who are homeless, very low income, and/or suffer from mental illness, according to Katherine T. Hirono, MPH, of the Cen
MedPage Today
added Apr 25, 2017 16:47
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The Tobacco Industry: A Tale Of Two Worlds

in emerging economies, tobacco companies seem to be cashing in more and more. Economic development means more disposable income and more wiggle room in regulations, and tobacco companies are well aware of that.
The Market Mogul (uk)
added Apr 24, 2017 18:36
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Neighborhood variation in the price of cheap tobacco products in California: Results from Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community

Significantly lower prices in neighborhoods with a higher proportion of youth and of racial/ethnic groups with higher smoking prevalence are a cause of concern. The study results underscore the need for policies that reduce availability and increase price
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 22, 2017 23:24
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[California] ALENCASTRO: Cigarette tax is unfair

the burden of tobacco taxes should be placed on the shoulders of corporations when their tobacco enters California and tax revenue should be used to offer solutions for people who are addicted. It should not be the responsibility of the poor to fund Calif
The Coast Report (Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA)
added Apr 22, 2017 12:30
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[Asia, Korea - South] High income earners smoke less than people with low incomes: survey

South Korea's smoking trends start to mirror those of more advanced countries where smoking rates continue to fall. There are more smokers among low income earners while those that make more money are less likely to smoke, the Seoul National University H
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Apr 19, 2017 21:58
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Contribution of smoking to socioeconomic inequalities in mortality: a study of 14 European countries, 1990–2004 [FREE FULL TEXT]

In many European countries, smoking has become less important as a determinant of socioeconomic inequalities in mortality among men, but not among women. Inequalities in smoking remain one of the most important entry points for reducing inequalities in m
Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2017 17:40
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EDITORIAL: Tobacco: a threat to development? [FREE FULL TEXT]

the theme for World No-Tobacco Day this year is Tobacco: A threat to development...The macroeconomic costs of tobacco use can be avoided, the pain and suffering of tobacco-related diseases can be reduced and the relationship between tobacco use and povert
Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2017 17:29
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[Rhode Island] Providence Moves Closer To Downtown Smoking Ban

City Council Ordinance Committee has voted to send a downtown smoking ban to the full council. The ordinance would prohibit smoking in a roughly nine-block area in front of Kennedy Plaza and City Hall. Community advocates say the policy is targeted at th
WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Apr 19, 2017 00:13
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