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MALONE: Big Tobacco, preying on poor and uneducated, also hikes health inequities

The Washington Post, to its credit, has pulled together a depressing picture...we’re one nation and we cannot thrive as we have as Americans if we allow disparities in our medical care. Research (including insightful work by the Lancet medical journal, w
JD Supra, LLC
added Jun 23, 2017 22:15
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Smoking still more common among Minnesotans with low incomes, less education

Smoking rates are dropping in Minnesota, but it’s still a pretty big public health issue. According to updated data from the Minnesota Department of Health, 16 percent of adults in the state are smokers. That’s down 10 percent from 2013, the department
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added Jun 23, 2017 01:22
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Senate Health Care Bill Harms Efforts to Reduce Smoking and Prevent Deadly, Costly Diseases

The Senate health care bill released today would set back efforts to reduce tobacco use and undermine initiatives to prevent cancer and other deadly diseases that impose massive costs on our health care system. It would especially harm our nation’s poores
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 22, 2017 21:25
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Secondhand Smoke Still Plagues Some Cancer Survivors

15.7 percent reporting exposure to secondhand smoke in 2011-2012, down from nearly 40 percent in 1999-2000. However, exposure rates were higher among those with a history of smoking-related cancer and those living below the federal poverty level.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 22, 2017 14:03
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[Oklahoma] FRIEDMAN: Butt for a tax

The relentless, rapacious cigarette lobby on one side; cowed, dissembling state legislators on the other. It’s tough to know who not to root for. If the lawsuit is successful and the state Supreme Court throws out SB 845 for being unconstitutional, that
Tulsa Voice
added Jun 22, 2017 13:41
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[Africa, Mauritius] Developing countries urged to display large graphic health warnings on tobacco packaging

The Minister also briefed participants on the status of Mauritius as regards the implementation of Article 11 of the WHO FCTC. Since passing of relevant legislation in 2009, all cigarettes packages sold in Mauritius should bear one of the eight prescribe
Mauritius Government Online Centre (mu)
added Jun 20, 2017 18:46
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] The dwindling tobacco industry Tobacco, no more

The Daily Mirror spoke to the CEO of Alcohol and Drug Information Center (ADIC) Pubudu Sumanasekera on the hazards of smoking and the use of tobacco and the myths and misconceptions involved with the tobacco industry.
Daily Mirror (lk)
added Jun 20, 2017 10:08
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Going up in smoke

That money will dissipate as the agreement ends over the next decade. Pennsylvania should rededicate the fund to anti-smoking efforts, and focus it on poor rural areas.
Hazleton (PA) Standard-Speaker
added Jun 19, 2017 18:19
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[Europe] Pollution austerity-fed

And in answer to question three the Commission said the Council recommendation on smoke-free environments called on member states to develop measures to reduce children’s and adolescents’ exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke. ‘A report from 2013 indicat
Tobacco Reporter
added Jun 19, 2017 14:50
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[Africa, Botswana] Tobacco, poverty are strange bedfellows

Anti-Tobacco Network had a conversation with the Tlhokwe family, a family of 10... This destitute squad of smokers, who epitomise desolation in its true sense of the word, can make a pyre with their cigarettes in the midst of grinding poverty.
Mmegi (bw)
added Jun 19, 2017 14:22
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