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[Europe, USA, Massachusetts] The E-Cig Quandary

or the best chance to get smokers to quit? Without the research needed to answer that question conclusively, public health officials and regulators are in a fix....STEEPEST RISE IN E-CIG USE IS AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH THE LEAST INCOME AND EDUCATION.
Harvard School of Public Health
added May 25, 2015 15:44
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ClearWay Minnesota(SM) to help low-income smokers get quitting assistance New grants will fund community organizations to connect smokers to services

approved eight new grants aimed at linking smokers of low socioeconomic status to quitting help. Called Community Engagement grants, the awards, which total $352,000, will fund community-based organizations that serve low-income individuals to connect the
PR Newswire
added May 21, 2015 22:23
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[Asia] 500% increase in cancer incidence in India by 2025, say experts

Over 200,000 cases of head neck cancer are diagnosed in India every year compared to only 30,000 in the United States. Head-Neck cancers make up almost 25% of all cancers detected in India and pose a significant health problem. Furthermore the disease is
Times of India
added May 21, 2015 21:55
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[Virginia] Altria shareholders reject three proposals

holders voted to defeat three stockholder proposals that had urged the Henrico County-based company to take action on farm labor issues and tobacco use among the poor. The company’s board of directors had opposed the proposals. During the annual meeting a
Richmond.com
added May 20, 2015 23:40
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Top managers most afflicted by disorders, study finds

the highest proportion of smokers exists among craftsmen and trades workers....Singapore Motor Workshop Association president Francis Lim said older vehicle mechanics who smoke outnumber the younger ones. He estimated that about 60 to 70 per cent of thos
TODAYonline (sg)
added May 20, 2015 20:28
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Rural Poor Bear Higher Burden of COPD, Study Finds

reviewed data from almost 88,000 American adults older than 40. They found that 7.2 percent of them had COPD. However, the rate of COPD was closer to 12 percent among those who lived in poor and rural areas, Raju's team found.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 19, 2015 15:18
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Smoke (Still) Gets in Your Eyes at Many Job Sites

As a bulletin last month from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health pointed out, 20.4 percent of nonsmoking workers say they encounter secondhand smoke at least once a week. A separate U.S. study determined that 10 percent are exposed
FairWarning
added May 19, 2015 05:28
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[Australia] Tobacco industry threatens to launch super-cheap ciggies as officials want more power to seize illicit tobacco

has threatened to launch super-cheap cigarettes costing just $9 a pack in response to a growing black market in cheap, illegal tobacco, which health officials claim they are powerless to seize. The NSW Cancer Council has slammed the move by the tobacco i
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 18, 2015 10:10
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Global statistics on addictive behaviours: 2014 status report [FREE FULL TEXT]

Tobacco and alcohol use are by far the most prevalent addictive behaviours and cause the large majority of the harm. However, the quality of data on prevalence and addiction-related harms is mostly low, and comparisons between countries and regions must
Addiction
added May 14, 2015 10:34
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[Nevada] BLAIR: Massive cigarette tax hike would burn state

The tobacco tax is a regressive levy that targets a specific group of low-income individuals, disproportionately funding government on the backs of those who can least afford it. Cigarette taxes have proved to be unstable revenue streams that rarely deli
Las Vegas Review-Journal
added May 11, 2015 10:09
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