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[UK-Scotland] Health inequality ‘Scotland’s greatest challenge’

coupled with decisive action to address alcohol consumption, reduce smoking rates, encourage active living, healthy eating, and promote positive mental health.”
The Scotsman (uk)
added Oct 29, 2014 10:02
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[UK-Scotland] Health inequality gap in Scotland narrows

Andrew Fraser, director of public health science at NHS Health Scotland, said: "Measures such as the ban on smoking in public places and minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol are likely to be effective, as would further regulation of the food industry.
BBC Online
added Oct 29, 2014 10:01
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SBP report reveals, Pakistanis blew away 250 billion in smoke

According to a report by the State Bank of Pakistan, during the fiscal year 2013/2014 smokers spent 250 billion rupees on purchasing almost 64.5 billion cigarettes in the country. The report states, that the cheapest cigarette available in Pakistan is pr
Frontier Post (pk)
added Oct 26, 2014 19:29
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The healthcare costs of secondhand smoke exposure in rural China

The adverse health effects of SHS exposure result in a large economic burden in China. Tobacco control policies that reduce SHS exposure could have an impact on reducing healthcare costs in China.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 22, 2014 09:03
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[Russia] Increased taxes, regulation key to fighting tobacco ‘epidemic,’ says UN health agency

The implementation of higher taxes on tobacco products and greater regulation for electronic cigarettes are among the decisions passed ...underscored the passing of Article 6 – a “landmark” decision taken by delegates in an effort to reduce the global con
UN News Service
added Oct 21, 2014 14:52
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[Canada] MOUALLEM: Edmonton smoking ban ignites debate on plaza's inclusiveness

Edmonton has made great strides with proactive task forces to end homelessness and eliminate poverty. But if only a blanket smoking bylaw is possible, which Mayor Don Iveson supports, it may send the opposite message.
Metro (ca)
added Oct 19, 2014 11:29
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[Australia] Disadvantaged youth and smoking in mature tobacco control contexts: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research

Surprisingly few qualitative studies focused exclusively on smoking and disadvantaged young people were found. Future qualitative studies on the intersection between specific psychosocial characteristics associated with disadvantage and increased smoking
Tobacco Control
added Oct 18, 2014 09:42
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JACKSON: Ebola may be in the headlines, but tobacco is another killer in Africa

story of injustice and inequality. While transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) take home humungous profits, such as the £5.5bn UK-based British American Tobacco (BAT) pocketed in 2013, each year they leave more than half a trillion dollars (pdf) of econo
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 17, 2014 10:52
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[UK] Seeking out ‘easy targets’? Tobacco companies, health inequalities and public policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

Department of Health held a consultation on the future of tobacco control, including a focus on reducing socioeconomic inequalities in smoking, to which tobacco companies made written submissions.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 16, 2014 15:51
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[Bangladesh] Tobacco farming doubles in BD despite worry over ill effects

Campaigners made a fervent call for the tobacco industry to end its exploitation of farmers ... On the eve of the World Food Day -- October 16 -- they especially expressed worry about ill effects of aggressive expansion of the evil empire of tobacco on f
Financial Express (bd)
added Oct 16, 2014 11:35
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