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[California] GREENWALD: Does Proposed Extension of the Smoking Ban Unfairly Target Homeless Populations?

When we talk about banning smoking in public parks, greenbelts, publicly owned spaces and the E Street Plaza – are we effectively targeting homeless people who use those spots, at least during the day, to sit and occupy? Are we effectively trying to ban h
The People's Vanguard of Davis (CA)
added Sep 1, 2015 12:26
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The GATS Atlas Global Adult Tobacco Survey (PDF)

The global tobacco epidemic has now assumed pandemic proportions, with about 1.3 billion tobacco users and 6 million annual deaths from tobacco use. The epidemic also involves substantial healthcare, social, and economic costs across high-, middle-, an
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Aug 31, 2015 19:57
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Technavio Says Increased Focus on Developing Markets Will Propel the Global Cigarette Market Through 2019

“The cigarette market is showing positive signs in the developing countries due to growing population and rising standards of living. Four of the 10 largest cigarette-consuming countries are in the APAC region, thus making it the fastest-growing region i
Business Wire
added Aug 27, 2015 13:14
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The impact of cigarette smoking on life expectancy between 1980 and 2010: a global perspective

Conclusions Recent trends indicate a substantial rise in the population-level impact of tobacco smoking on life expectancy in women and in middle-income countries. High-quality local data are needed in most low-income countries.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 26, 2015 11:47
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[Asia] 75 per cent of cigarettes sold loose in India, says study

The sale of single cigarettes, which is not in the interest of public health, is an important factor for early experimentation, initiation and persistence of tobacco use... The study was conducted under the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lun
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Aug 24, 2015 07:43
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[Turkey] The impact of tobacco expenditures on spending within Turkish households

households including at least one smoker spend nearly 8% of their monthly budget on tobacco, with a converse reduction in spending on food and utilities...tobacco control policies... have had limited impact on the spending patterns of smoking households.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 21, 2015 10:11
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E-cigarettes becoming more widely available in developing countries

the devices are becoming more widely available in some low- and middle-income countries, where there is even greater potential for impact on public health, say two Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. "People don't think e-cigarettes will
News-Medical.net
added Aug 20, 2015 14:33
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[UK] British Study Says Electronic Cigarettes Curb Smoking Risks

its findings may accelerate the use of electronic cigarettes in Britain. It also could affect a public debate in the United States over whether the devices represent a breakthrough in reducing the death toll exacted by cigarettes or a new vehicle to addic
New York Times
added Aug 19, 2015 22:14
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[California] Study: Vaping May be Gateway to Tobacco for Teens

Longitudinal study suggests e-cig use could lead to use of combustible tobacco products
MedPage Today
added Aug 19, 2015 18:27
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CHANG/BARRY: The Global Health Implications of e-Cigarettes

The growing market was valued at an estimated US $3 billion in 2013, with projections estimated to reach $10 billion by 2017.3,4 The availability of ENDS extends not just to wealthy nations but also to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) because the
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
added Aug 18, 2015 14:49
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