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[Asia] Kyrgyzstan: Army Crisis May Hasten Chewing Tobacco's Demise

As recently as last month, a Kyrgyz MP proposed legislation to ban the manufacture and consumption of nasvai... The tobacco-related violence in the military, allied with persistent complaints that teenagers are using nasvai in schools, may hasten its tran
EurasiaNet
added May 11, 2016 20:34
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Contribution of smoking to socioeconomic inequalities in mortality: a study of 14 European countries, 1990–2004

In many European countries, smoking has become less important as a determinant of socioeconomic inequalities in mortality among men, but not among women. Inequalities in smoking remain one of the most important entry points for reducing inequalities in mo
Tobacco Control
added Apr 28, 2016 16:26
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E-cigarettes: FDA 'should be open-minded about regulation'

The experts say increasing e-cigarette prices by taxing them the same way as cigarettes will discourage teen use but will also discourage use by smokers who are trying to quit. In a paper published in the journal Addiction, the experts propose a framewor
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Apr 27, 2016 16:34
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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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