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22 wealthy nations that smoke the most

1. Greece — 38.9% The biggest smokers in the OECD are the Greeks: 43.7% of men smoke in Greece and 34% of women do. Like Latvia and many other countries on this list, Greece has a big problem with illegal cigarette smuggling. A recent report estimated t
Business Insider
added Nov 8, 2015 21:10

SWEDA: Under An Hour: My Time at the 2015 Altria Group, Inc. Annual Shareholders Meeting

my question is ‘Why shouldn’t Altria’s shareholders and investors expect the company to continue to pay judgments in the hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars in the years to come?’” Mr. Barrington answered that litigation “presents risks to
Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)
added Jun 1, 2015 15:31

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

[Florida] Poor rely on cigarettes when food is low

The poor smoke to manage high levels of stress and depression, Mallya said, as much a part of poverty as empty pockets. Then, too, the poor are more likely to be exposed to nearly ubiquitous cigarette advertising at corner stores, which exacerbates smok
Florida Courier
added Oct 25, 2013 04:05

GRIER: 4 Reasons Obama's Plan to Raise Tobacco Taxes Is a Bad Idea

1. Tobacco taxes are regressive. ... One may make the paternalistic argument that the tax makes some low-income smokers better off by forcing them to quit, but many who continue to smoke will be among those who can least afford it. 2. Smokers already
The Atlantic Monthly
added Apr 16, 2013 16:26

[New York] The Consequences of High Cigarette Excise Taxes for Low-Income Smokers

PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Sep 20, 2012 14:50

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

Tobacco Companies Still Target Youth Despite a Global Treaty

In some European countries, where governments have paired the labels with graphic images, consumer demand for the products has decreased, especially among young people. But tobacco companies are fighting efforts to use similar visuals internationally.
Scientific American
added Oct 21, 2013 11:29

[New York] PATRICK BASHAM & JOHN LUIK: The great cigarette-tax lie

New York’s highest-in-the-nation cigarette taxes are failing to drive down smoking rates; instead, they’re just putting a heavy extra burden on poor New Yorkers. A new study funded by the state’s Department of Health confirms these ugly facts.
New York Post
added Oct 12, 2012 16:14

[Australia] TV reality personality Lara Bingle tweets picture of children smoking stating 'poverty-stricken but still cool as f#*k'

Proving a little gung-ho on the "Twitter finger", reality starlet Lara Bingle produced one of her most misguided efforts yesterday with a photograph of two impoverished children smoking cigarettes - and with it, a rather curious caption.
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Jun 28, 2012 17:35
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