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Lung cancer mortality rates... continue to increase among women in regions where they began smoking later, including many countries of Europe and Latin America. Although overall lung cancer mortality rates among women are increasing in many countries,
American Cancer Society
added Nov 3, 2016 15:04

Women's cancer deaths expected to rise 60% by 2030

But the biggest leap in deaths from cancer is expected to come from low- and middle-income countries, according to the report presented at the World Cancer Congress in Paris on Tuesday. Though women in these countries are living longer, they were also fo
added Nov 3, 2016 15:02

Mandating a Reduction in the Nicotine Content of Cigarettes Would Likely Decrease Both the Rate and Prevalence of Smoking

51% of participants who smoked 22nd Century’s Very Low Nicotine cigarettes predicted that they would quit within one year...Addiction Journal published online a new report investigating smokers’ cost sensitivity for Very Low Nicotine cigarettes. Led by D
Business Wire
added Nov 2, 2016 15:27

[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

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

[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

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

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

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

[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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