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[Australia] Labor aware cigarette price rise to $40 a packet will hurt poor people, Chris Bowen says

"Poor people do smoke more, poor people die earlier," Mr Bowen said. "That is unacceptable to us in the Labor Party, peoples' wealth is leading to lower life expectancy right across the country. "There is a number of reasons why that is the case, but s
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 24, 2015 03:32

[UK] 7000 Wiganers live in poverty because of smoking

Action on Smoking and Health has published a Local Poverty Calculator which estimates that 3,925 households in the borough would be lifted out of poverty if they became smoke-free. The figures estimate that these households include 3,833 adults below the
Wigan Observer (uk)
added Nov 23, 2015 17:54

[California] Sniping: Homeless Youths' High-Risk Smoking Practice

It's called “sniping,” a slang term for scavenging cigarette butts and filters in public ashtrays or on the streets... A recent RAND survey of more than 290 homeless youth in Los Angeles County who engage in high-risk smoking practices found that three of
Rand Corporation
added Nov 23, 2015 17:05

[Canada] Smoking and alcohol-related disease in Alberta's poor three times higher than among rich

Alberta’s poor are three times more likely to end up in hospital with alcohol and smoking-related diseases than the province’s rich, according to new research. But if those health gaps could be closed, the province could save $36 million in acute care c
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Nov 20, 2015 18:48

Tobacco control and the World Trade Organization: mapping member states’ positions after the framework convention on tobacco control

during the past decade tobacco firms have been marginalised from the domestic policy-making process in many countries, which has forced them to look for other ways and forums to influence decision-making. Furthermore, the finding that almost all recent op
Tobacco Control
added Nov 20, 2015 16:21

[UK] Better care could save hundreds of babies from stillbirth, says report

Modi, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health...also called for more to be done to help pregnant women reduce risky behaviours such as smoking. “Smoking during pregnancy is a major concern as it causes higher rates of stillbirth, p
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 19, 2015 15:58

[Washington] EDITORIAL: Smoking ban makes sense in public housing

THA offers smoking cessation resources (including classes and patches); HUD would be wise to do the same if its ban is implemented....There are too many good reasons to ban smoking. HUD’s proposal should move forward.
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
added Nov 18, 2015 01:45

LETTER: GLASSER: A Proposed Smoking Ban in Public Housing

will in its benevolence provide public housing for the poor and predominantly nonwhite, but residents will have to relinquish rights that every other citizen enjoys to remain eligible. Propose a similar law to apply to all residents of all apartment buil
New York Times
added Nov 18, 2015 00:25

Public Housing Cigarette Ban Illustrates The Thin Line Between Helping People And Micromanaging Them

While the NLIHC generally opposes such “paternalistic policies that threaten someone’s housing assistance based on whether or not people comply with other social goals,” Couch said this one is different....To justify the move to make such bans mandatory,
Think Progress (blog)
added Nov 18, 2015 00:21

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Dips Below 15 Percent: CDC

Just last week, the CDC published 2014 figures showing that last year, 16.8 percent of adults smoked. But the new statistics -- which tracked smoking rates to June of this year -- show the number has tumbled even further.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 17, 2015 22:31
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