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[Asia] China: Smoking prevalence greater in men while women kick habit

Women in China are giving up smoking in far greater numbers than men, according to a new study into smoking prevalence in the country. Researchers also found that smoking prevalence was highest in rural areas among Chinese men, with the reverse true for w
PMLiVE (PM Group) (uk)
added Sep 30, 2016 21:41
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AHA to Parents: Protect Your Kids From Secondhand Smoke

Action Points An estimated 24 million children and teens in the United States are routinely exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke, and the American Heart Association (AHA) is calling on parents and health policy makers to take a "zero tolerance" approach t
MedPage Today
added Sep 14, 2016 01:50
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[Asia, India] Real-life stories of tobacco users help behaviour change:

With one million people dying of tobacco-related diseases every year in India, a new study has shown that short testimonials by patients of such diseases giving their real-life stories screened on TV or in theatres, are highly effective... The study -- "
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Sep 6, 2016 21:51
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Trends in Use of Medications for Smoking Cessation in Medicare, 2007–2012

Use of smoking-cessation medications among Medicare beneficiaries remains low. Health effects of Medicare policies that increase coverage for medical support for smoking cessation may be limited by low utilization of effective medications.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Sep 2, 2016 14:54
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The impact of tobacco control policies on smoking among socioeconomic groups in nine European countries, 1990-2007.

This study shows that tobacco control policies as implemented in the available European countries have helped to reduce the prevalence of smoking in the total population, particularly in lower socioeconomic groups. Widening inequalities in smoking may be
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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Reducing Disparities in Tobacco Retailer Density by Banning Tobacco Product Sales Near Schools

Proximity-based point of sale (POS) policies banning tobacco product sales near schools appear to be more effective in reducing retailer density in lower income and racially diverse neighborhoods than in higher income and white neighborhoods, and hold gre
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 27, 2016 18:45
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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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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
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Aug 17, 2016 14:35
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Effects of Large Financial Incentives for Long-Term Smoking Cessation / A Randomized Trial

Substantial financial incentives have a sustained impact on smoking cessation among relatively low-income smokers, both inside and outside of workplace or clinical settings, even when personal counseling is not provided. The effect is sustained 12 months
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
added Aug 15, 2016 19:15
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Cardiovascular Health Status by Occupational Group — 21 States, 2013

Findings from studies indicate the existence of an association between cardiovascular disease and certain job factors and between specific cardiovascular disease health behaviors (e.g., smoking status, etc.) and occupational group.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Aug 12, 2016 00:35
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