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[UK] Survey Suggests Smokers are Bad Parents

found that 20 percent of smokers stated that they had decided to buy their children cheaper items, such as clothes and shoes in order to save the extra money for cigarettes. 17 percent admitted that they would even start cutting back on food and drinks fo
Counsel & Heal
added Jul 24, 2013 18:18

Chilean Mummies Reveal Ancient Nicotine Habit

The hair of mummies from the town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile reveals the people in the region had a nicotine habit spanning from at least 100 B.C. to A.D. 1450. Additionally, nicotine consumption occurred on a society-wide basis, irrespective of (Yahoo!)
added Jul 1, 2013 11:10

Joblessness Shortens Lifespan of Least Educated White Women, Research Says

But they mattered little. As it turned out, smoking was important, as had long been established, but researchers were surprised that joblessness had a dramatic effect, even after controlling for factors that employment would have generated, like income
New York Times
added May 30, 2013 07:05

Smoking, mental illness and socioeconomic disadvantage: analysis of the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing

The association between mental illness and smoking is not explained by the association between mental illness and socioeconomic status. There are strong socioeconomic and psychosocial gradients in both current smoking and smoking cessation. Incorporating
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added May 11, 2013 13:45

[Asia] Association between smoke-free workplace and second-hand smoke exposure at home in India

Implementation of smoke-free legislation in India was associated with a higher proportion of adults reporting a smoke-free home. These findings further strengthen the case for accelerated implementation of Article 8 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco
Tobacco Control
added Apr 17, 2013 07:21

Tobacco companies keep people smoking despite UK cigarette tax increases

tobacco companies have been absorbing the tax increases on their ultra-low-price (ULP) brands to keep their prices low. As a result, real ULP cigarette prices have remained virtually unchanged since 2006 and their market share has doubled, suggesting that
added Apr 16, 2013 02:41

[Africa, Asia-pacific, UK] Smoking poses TB risk to young

The link between tobacco consumption and tuberculosis could do for the developing world what lung cancer – among the most commonly cited smoking-related diseases – did in the west: drastically reduce smoking rates. “We’ve known for a long time that smoki
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 30, 2013 10:44

Cigarette Relighting Tied to Tough Economy

a research member at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and colleagues have found that an accelerating trend of smokers relighting cigarettes is related to economic factors, and the practice has implications for tobacco dependence treatment and policy. R
added Mar 18, 2013 09:39

[Minnesota] Dayton: Higher tobacco tax is about health, not revenue

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton says the income tax increase on top earners in his revised budget plan is all about fairness. But his proposal to raise the current tobacco tax of $1.23 per pack by an additional 94 cents will disproportionately hit Minnesotans of mo
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Mar 15, 2013 14:52

[Illinois] CDC: Smoking more common among people with mental illness ($$)

"Part of it is biological," McAfee said. "Nicotine is a mood-altering stimulant, so it can help mask negative moods. It's a temporary way to feel less anxious, for example. Then it becomes a vicious cycle because you are less able to quit smoking because
Chicago Tribune
added Mar 11, 2013 17:57
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