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[Switzerland] Cash may convince some smokers to quit

Paying smokers to quit and giving them more money the longer they avoid cigarettes might help get more people to kick the habit than cessation advice on its own, a recent study suggests. To test the power of money to combat addiction, researchers in Swi
Reuters
added Aug 25, 2016 20:10
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Smoking ban for public housing sparks backlash

Lozier, executive director of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. “Our primary concern about this policy is the fate of those who are unable to quit smoking and are evicted for this lease violation,” he added. “Evictions create homelessnes
The Hill
added Aug 25, 2016 13:18
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VIDEOS: Smokers Wage Gap Costs Young Smokers Up to $10,000 Per Year

According to a survey from Truth Initiative, 88 percent of young adults aged 15-25 years did not know smokers earn 20 percent less than non-smokers. During the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA’s) on August 28th, truth will shine a spotlight on the “smok
PR Newswire
added Aug 25, 2016 05:19
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[UK] PHILLIPS : Economics holds the smoking gun for why e-cigarettes shouldn’t be discouraged

If the goal of public policy is really to make people better off, anti-smoking policies that encourage abstinence above all, with switching offered only as an inferior second choice, are backward and impossible to justify
City A.M. (uk)
added Aug 24, 2016 13:43
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the economics of tobacco: what if a pack of cigarettes cost $10?

By increasing prices to $10 and eliminating discounts, we could cut the number of smokers aged 12 to 25 years old by 4.8 million fewer smokers. That would reduce young adult smoking by more than 12 percent and youth smoking by nearly 3 percent.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 21, 2016 13:53
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The impact of tobacco control policies on smoking among socioeconomic groups in nine European countries, 1990-2007.

Socioeconomic inequalities in smoking widened between the 1990s and the 2000s in Europe. During the same period, there were intensified tobacco control policies in many European countries. It is uncertain whether tobacco control policies have contributed
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 20, 2016 03:12
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A closer look at ‘Cheap White’ cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT]

We confirmed that many Cheap White brands do not comply with the legal requirements in countries where they are sold, but also found that some of these cigarettes appear to be sold legally even outside their country of origin. The presence of untaxed Chea
Tobacco Control
added Aug 19, 2016 20:31
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Clearing the Air: Smoke-Free Housing Policies, Smoking, and Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Affordable Housing Residents in Minnesota, 2014–2015 [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smoke-free housing policies may be an effective strategy to reduce exposure to indoor secondhand exposure and promote decreased cigarette smoking among residents of affordable housing.
Preventing Chronic Disease (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC)
added Aug 18, 2016 22:01
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[Ireland] Cigarettes in the firing line for Budget 2017

Ever conscious of ways to raise new cash – sorry, protect public health – officials pointed to the need to increase the tax take on lower priced cigarettes in Budget 2017. The context of this is the increasing trend to buy lower priced packs, which may in
Irish Times (ie)
added Aug 18, 2016 13:56
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KOH: Place Matters for Tobacco Control [FREE FULL TEXT]

efforts to foster tobacco-free norms have resulted in healthier worksites, restaurants, bars, and other public places. Denormalizing and deglamorizing use in an even wider variety of high-risk settings... Place matters. Changing culture can restore health
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
added Aug 17, 2016 14:35
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