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Inequities in Workplace Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Nonsmoking Women of Reproductive Age

Nine percent of women reported workplace secondhand smoke exposure. Prevalence decreased with increasing age, education, and earnings. Workplace secondhand smoke exposure was associated with chemical exposure (
American Journal of Public Health
added Apr 26, 2015 12:55
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[Asia, India] 'Tobacco, alcohol most common substances used by streetkids'

The study titled 'Assessment of pattern, profile and correlates of substance use among children in India' was carried out in 2012-13, to collect information on pattern of substance use and profile of children using substances and to collect information o
Zee News (in)
added Apr 25, 2015 21:15
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[UK] Associations Between E-Cigarette Type, Frequency of Use, and Quitting Smoking: Findings From a Longitudinal Online Panel Survey in Great Britain

Compared with respondents not using e-cigarettes, daily tank users were more likely, and non-daily cigalike users were less likely, to have quit. Tanks were more likely to be used by older respondents and respondents with lower education.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 21, 2015 10:26
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[Asia] India's bidi workers suffer for 1,000-a-day habit

The bidis outsell their filtered, paper-bound rivals by eight to one, giving the industry's bosses a financial and political clout that critics say accounts for the recent shelving of plans for larger health warnings...more than 70 percent of the workers
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 19, 2015 10:28
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[Washington] HARRIS: Banning smoking or harassing the poor?

Visit realchangenews.org to sign our petition asking the parks department to not use public health to punish the poor. There are many things our city might legitimately do to create a healthier Seattle. Harassing the poor out of our downtown parks is
Real Change
added Apr 18, 2015 15:31
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Demographic factors associated with smoking cessation during pregnancy in New South Wales, Australia, 2000-2011

Between 2000 and 2011, rates of smoking cessation during pregnancy increased dramatically across all demographic groups. However, specific demographic groups remain significantly less likely to quit smoking, suggesting a need for targeted efforts to promo
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Apr 18, 2015 11:43
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[Asia] India Tobacco Giant Tries Short Cigarettes as Taxes Hit Demand

India’s smokers are favoring cheaper options such as chewing and leaf-wrapped tobacco over cigarettes, as rising taxes prompt British American Tobacco Plc’s Indian associate to sell shorter sticks with lower duties.
Bloomberg News
added Apr 17, 2015 16:16
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[Washington] Parks’ smoking ban: Will homeless be the targets?

Seattle looks to be following in the footsteps of New York, San Francisco, Boston and Portland in imposing a tobacco ban in all Seattle parks. If everything goes to according to plan, the city’s parks could be smokeless by early this summer. City offici
Crosscut (Seattle, WA)
added Apr 15, 2015 18:28
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[Asia] The heterogeneous effects of cigarette prices on brand choice in China: implications for tobacco control policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

Only a small percentage of low-income and less educated Chinese smokers switched to cheaper brands in response to price increases. Hence, the concern of the Chinese government that a cigarette tax increase will lead to large-scale brand switching is not s
Tobacco Control
added Apr 9, 2015 15:25
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[China] Differential responsiveness to cigarette price by education and income among adult urban Chinese smokers [FREE FULL TEXT]

The total impact of cigarette price increase would be larger if its impact on smoking initiation and cessation, as well as the price-reducing behaviours such as brand switching and trading down, were taken into account.
Tobacco Control
added Apr 9, 2015 15:20
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