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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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Public Housing Cigarette Ban Illustrates The Thin Line Between Helping People And Micromanaging Them

While the NLIHC generally opposes such “paternalistic policies that threaten someone’s housing assistance based on whether or not people comply with other social goals,” Couch said this one is different....To justify the move to make such bans mandatory,
Think Progress (blog)
added Nov 18, 2015 00:21
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[UK-Scotland] New study finds financial incentives to help pregnant women stop smoking are highly cost-effective

The scientific journal Addiction has today published the first cost-effectiveness analysis of financial incentives to help pregnant women stop smoking. The report found that financial incentives are highly cost-effective, with an incremental cost-effectiv
EurekAlert
added Nov 12, 2015 14:44
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School personnel smoking, school-level policies, and adolescent smoking in low- and middle-income countries

the link between personnel and teacher smoking on school grounds, and student smoking in 62 low-income and middle-income countries...Low-income and middle-income countries may reduce smoking among young people by banning smoking for teachers and school pe
Tobacco Control
added Nov 1, 2015 08:22
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78 groups call for tobacco education in head start programs public education youth/young adults

we’re leading the charge with 77 other non-profit and government agencies, corporations and individuals to urge the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to include tobacco control measures as part of Head Start: the program that promotes sc
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 18, 2015 11:45
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[UK] Stress leads 90% of mothers to resume smoking after pregnancy, study finds

Peer pressure, physiological changes and regaining a sense of identity among other factors driving mass relapse among those who quit while pregnant... ‘Many felt smoking after the birth of their child was acceptable provided they protected their baby fr
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 9, 2015 22:02
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[California] GREENWALD: Does Proposed Extension of the Smoking Ban Unfairly Target Homeless Populations?

When we talk about banning smoking in public parks, greenbelts, publicly owned spaces and the E Street Plaza – are we effectively targeting homeless people who use those spots, at least during the day, to sit and occupy? Are we effectively trying to ban h
The People's Vanguard of Davis (CA)
added Sep 1, 2015 12:26
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[California] Study: Vaping May be Gateway to Tobacco for Teens

Longitudinal study suggests e-cig use could lead to use of combustible tobacco products
MedPage Today
added Aug 19, 2015 18:27
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