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Minor-league baseball joins no-tobacco effort

Government health officials will team up with minor-league baseball in a $36 million campaign to discourage rural teenagers from using chewing tobacco. Baseball stadiums will feature the campaign's central message this summer - "smokeless doesn't mean ha
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 24, 2016 23:42
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FDA Launches Ad Campaign Against Chewing Tobacco

they are targeting rural teenagers with a new $36 million ad campaign that highlights the health risks associated with chewing tobacco. The campaign's message -- "smokeless doesn't mean harmless" -- will challenge a habit that has become a tradition in t
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 19, 2016 21:35
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Combustible cigarettes cost less to use than e-cigarettes: global evidence and tax policy implications

Existing prices of e-cigarettes are generally much higher than of combustible cigarettes. If policymakers wish to tax e-cigarettes less than combustibles, forceful policy action—almost certainly through excise taxation—must raise the price of combustible
Tobacco Control
added Apr 1, 2016 19:13
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Lung Association to Increase Access to Quit Smoking Resources in Communities with Support from Anthem Foundation

The American Lung Association announced a new partnership with the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc., to help smokers quit in local communities across nine states. The Addressing Tobacco Use Disparities in Priority Populations init
Press Release Rocket
added Apr 1, 2016 15:11
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[UK] HUNT: No Smoking Day: why tobacco (still) isn’t a ‘done deal’

So yesterday, we handed in our solution – supported by Kevin Barron MP and more than 16,000 members of the public – to secure the future of these services. We’re proposing a modest levy on the profits made by the tobacco industry – a group who made glob
Cancer Research UK (uk)
added Mar 9, 2016 16:42
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[Central America, Latin America] The importance of continued engagement during the implementation phase of tobacco control policies in a middle-income country: the case of Costa Rica

The implementation phase continues to be a site of intensive tobacco industry political activity in low and middle-income countries. International support and earmarked tobacco taxes provide important technical and financial assistance to implement tobacc
Tobacco Control
added Feb 9, 2016 00:54
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Commits $4 Million to Advance Health Equity

Funding from the Center for Prevention will help address health disparities associated with tobacco use and support the inclusion of health perspectives in decisions made within other sectors.
PR Newswire
added Feb 4, 2016 19:47
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[Georgia] 'Preachers of Atlanta' Pastor Gives Condoms, Cigarettes to Those in Need

for the two stars of Oxygen’s “Preachers of Atlanta,” it’s evidence of a way to reach folks who may be put off by church. “20 cigarettes, 20 people smoking them… they all came to church,” Pastor Le’Andria Johnson told theGrio regarding her attempt to brea
Electronic Urban Report (EUR)
added Feb 3, 2016 22:37
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LETTER: Where Smoking Persists

When I have tried to advocate for increased and better smoking cessation services in homeless-serving organizations like shelters, day respites and housing for the formerly homeless, I find little that is offered. We need more funds for high-smoking-rate
New York Times
added Nov 30, 2015 08:46
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[California] Sniping: Homeless Youths' High-Risk Smoking Practice

It's called “sniping,” a slang term for scavenging cigarette butts and filters in public ashtrays or on the streets... A recent RAND survey of more than 290 homeless youth in Los Angeles County who engage in high-risk smoking practices found that three of
Rand Corporation
added Nov 23, 2015 17:05
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