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[Australia, Indonesia] LIMENTA: The Thinker: Battle Big Tobacco

Weak enforcement and legislative control will only benefit large tobacco companies. Meanwhile, the costs of smoking to society are immeasurable. The fact that cigarettes often are the second-largest item of household expenditure after food for the poorest
Jakarta Globe (id)
added Apr 21, 2014 16:16

[Ohio] Smoking grandma would rather move than quit

Beulah – her friends call her Billie – is 89 years old, and she is still smoking. ... She will take her Doral cigarettes and her ashtrays with her. And her little dog, too. Occupants of the AHEPA 127 apartments are low-income seniors who pay reduced rent
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
added Apr 21, 2014 11:29

High Inequality Results in More US Deaths than Tobacco, Car Crashes and Guns Combined

In 2009, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a study that revealed what seems to be a shocking truth: those who live in societies with a higher level of income inequality are at a greater risk for premature death. Here in the United States, our
added Apr 19, 2014 13:06

BACH: The Tobacco Ties That Bind

here’s a quiz. Which chain do you think is more heavily celebrated on the website of the American Cancer Society? Well, it’s not CVS. Instead, testimonials and profiles hailing Walgreens abound...told me that the Cancer Society was working behind the scen
New York Times
added Apr 10, 2014 22:39

[Australia] Explainer: how big tobacco turns profits

it is the removal of the industry’s ability to charge a premium which constitutes the biggest threat to its status as a go-to investment. If allowed to spread, standardised packaging will put an end to the industry’s pricing strategy and, therefore, to it
The Conversation (au)
added Apr 10, 2014 12:15
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[UK] Electronic smoking emporium selling £5,000 ‘e-cigarettes’ opens in Hampstead

An engineer who helped to build the Olympic Park and an ex-employee of Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones have teamed up to launch Hampstead’s first electronic cigarette boutique. Vape Emporium has opened in a former gallery in Heath Street and offers “vapin
Hampstead & Highgate Express (uk)
added Apr 7, 2014 11:24

[Australia] The relationship between socioeconomic status and ‘hardcore’ smoking over time – greater accumulation of hardened smokers in low-SES than high-SES smokers

to examine the relationship between ‘hardcore’ smoking and socioeconomic status (SES). ... The results from high SES smokers suggest ‘hardcore’ smokers are able to quit, but outcomes among low-SES smokers are less encouraging.
Tobacco Control
added Apr 6, 2014 09:07

KABAT: A New Report Documents How Smoking -- and its Consequences -- Has Become Largely Confined to the Poor -- A Trend Which Was Pointed Out Forty Years Ago!

A powerful article in last week’s New York Times describes how, fifty years after the first U.S. Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health, the patterns of cigarette use by social class have shifted dramatically.
added Mar 30, 2014 11:02

[USA] Poverty and Cigarettes: The Inextricable Link

What's more startling is poor people make up a disproportionate number of smokers. The CDC reports 55% of all smokers have a high school degree or less. Meanwhile, smoking rates among affluent Americans have declined the sharpest. For example, the Instit
Voice of Russia RUVR (ru)
added Mar 27, 2014 13:39

[Australia, UK] Unbranded cigarette packs could mean people smoke more, experts warn

Putting cigarettes in plain packs could lead to a rise in sales, experts have said, as smokers will no longer care about buying expensive brands. The warning came as industry data from Australia - the only country to introduce plain packaging - suggests t
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Mar 27, 2014 12:36
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