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adult smoking rates continue to underscore health disparities

reinforces the fact that tobacco continues to disproportionately affect certain populations. For example, the report found that: Tobacco use ranged from 9 percent among Asians to 26.6 percent among American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 4, 2017 15:41
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[Iowa] Ask the Times: How are the cigarette taxes spent?

"The state of Iowa has, since before the tobacco tax increase, followed the [CDC] best practices for tobacco control programs. In particular we have followed their four goal areas: Preventing initiation among youth and young adults; promoting quitting amo
Quad-City (IA) Times
added Dec 2, 2017 16:39
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Medicaid expansion under ACA linked to higher rate of smoking cessation

When low-income adults were newly covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they were more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than their counterparts in states that did not offer Medicaid expansion, according to a new analysis from the Univ
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 14, 2017 13:06
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[UK-Scotland] Sheila Duffy: Unequal society helps push people into smoking – it’s time for change

ASH Scotland signed the recent joint letter calling on Scotland’s political parties to give robust support to the new Poverty and Inequalities ­Commission, and to guarantee its independence by giving it secure legal status and having it report only to the
The Scotsman (uk)
added Oct 27, 2017 15:01
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[Illinois] LETTER: Bogus studies show lawsuit abuse

. A well-funded front group for tobacco, big oil, insurance, and pharmaceutical companies is behind an annual campaign aimed at sowing confusion and demonizing our civil justice system. “Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week” should be seen for what it really is:
Mount Vernon (IL) Register-News
added Oct 18, 2017 02:59
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students rewarded scholarships for taking action on tobacco

two young tobacco control activists received $5,000 scholarships from Truth Initiative® for innovatively confronting tobacco use in their communities. Alexia Okorogu and Allison Foster were awarded the 2017 Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Hea
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities (PDF) (564pp)

The persistence of disparities in tobacco use and subsequent tobacco-related disease underscores the importance of focusing on understanding tobacco-related health disparities (TRHD). The goal of this NCI monograph... is to synthesize the research lite
Cancer Control and Population Services (NCI)
added Sep 15, 2017 17:14
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[North Carolina] O’CONNOR: 1 in 7 Americans smoke – where you’ll find them

the poor will be even less able to buy health insurance. All of this looks like a bad recipe. Poor people getting sick from smoking but not having the insurance to pay their medical bills. Wealthier people are refraining from smoking, most likely staying
Durham (NC) Herald Sun
added Sep 12, 2017 03:00
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UNGER: The evolving tobacco product and tobacco control policy landscapes: Understanding complex and interactive effects to avoid leaving vulnerable populations behind

Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 4, 2017 20:04
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[UK-Scotland] Number of children exposed to second-hand smoke halved

An NHS Scotland and Edinburgh University review of the Scottish Government's tobacco control strategy also found a "downward trend in smoking prevalence". It also warned smoking continues to be a bigger problem in more deprived areas. The Scottish Gove
STV (uk)
added Aug 31, 2017 16:02
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