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[UK] EDITORIAL: Supporting the urban poor to quit tobacco: adding years to lives

more than 30% of smokers in LMICs attempted to quit in the previous year (15% in China).7 However, in most countries in particular LMICs, cessation advice or services are not available.8 Even where they are, the urban poor are least likely to receive cess
Thorax (British Thoracic Society)
added Jan 13, 2017 22:23
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[Latin America, South America/Caribbean] Curbing the tobacco epidemic in the Americas

Despite the clear path forward set forth by the FCTC and abundant evidence on the effectiveness of increasing taxes to reduce tobacco consumption, taxation remains the least widely implemented FCTC measure. This is largely due to industry tactics
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added Jan 13, 2017 19:36
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] DOH chief opposes bill on 2-tier cigarette tax

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial made a stand against the House bill seeking to impose a two-tier excise tax structure on cigarettes. "We have a number of health champions in Senate, and we're hoping that it will not push through in the Senate," Ubial said
Rappler (ph)
added Jan 13, 2017 16:26
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Reducing Potentially Excess Deaths from the Five Leading Causes of Death in the Rural United States

Understanding where tobacco use in rural areas is higher than urban areas can help prioritize resources to reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure and begin to address the increasing numbers of CLRD-related deaths in rural areas.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jan 12, 2017 18:29
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Rural Americans at higher risk of death from five leading causes

They have higher rates of cigarette smoking...Promote smoking cessation. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States and is the most significant risk factor for chronic lower respiratory disease.
PR Newswire
added Jan 12, 2017 18:27
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[Illinois] Public housing to be smoke-free

Of the Housing Authority of the City of Danville’s 1,196 residents, 646 are children and are part of a focus of a new U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development smoke-free rule to provide a healthier living environment. Late last year, HUD Secreta
Danville (IL) Commercial-News
added Jan 11, 2017 21:10
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Poorer countries fail to act on smoking due to big tobacco threats, says WHO

Many low- and middle-income countries are too scared by the threats and misinformation of big tobacco to raise the price of cigarettes, even though it would hugely benefit both health and the economy, according to a major new report.
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 11, 2017 13:07
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Why getting farmers to switch from tobacco crops is a struggle

Crop diversification in the world’s top tobacco producers can lower smoking rates in low-income countries, but infrastructure limitations and industry subsidies make it a hard pitch to sell to farmers, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
CNBC
added Jan 11, 2017 12:45
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a better way to measure a young adult’s socioeconomic status

People who earn less money, have lower levels of education and work blue-collar jobs are much more likely to smoke and suffer from tobacco-related diseases. Researchers typically use objective standards to assess socioeconomic status (SES), such as annua
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jan 10, 2017 18:58
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Validity of a Subjective Financial Situation Measure to Assess Socioeconomic Status in US Young Adults.

This study provides evidence that subjective financial situation may be more robust than traditional SES indicators in predicting health outcomes among young adults, particularly for 18- to 24-year-olds, and should be considered a viable candidate measure
Journal of Public Health Management & Practice
added Jan 10, 2017 18:58
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