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Sierra Leone News: 640,000 smokers on the high side

There are an estimated 640,000 tobacco users in Sierra Leone and smoking prevalence is increasing – particularly among men and youth...calling for accelerated action to reduce tobacco consumption in Sierra Leone. The call was made at a major national mee
Awoko Newspaper (sl)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:26
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VIDEO: Indiana Medicaid work requirements fuel worries for the poor

led by Seema Verma, who... once worked for Governor Pence in Indiana, where she tested out her conservative policies... Now she’s taking her vision even further, by ... making smokers pay more for public insurance
PBS
added Feb 14, 2018 10:22
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How To Drive Down Smoking In Groups That Still Light Up

“There’s a massive disparity in this country in terms of who’s smoking,” says Jeffrey Drope, a researcher at the American Cancer Society and lead author of a study appearing Wednesday in the journal CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. The highest rates
Oregon Public Broadcasting
added Jan 31, 2018 15:48
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truth® Teams Up with Imagine Dragons Lead Vocalist Dan Reynolds and Country Star Jon Pardi to Expose Big Tobacco for its Manipulation of Lower-Income Communities

Debuting During 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards, truth Encourages Young People to Tell Big Tobacco Why They're 'Worth More' in its New Campaign
PR Newswire
added Jan 25, 2018 23:38
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The poorest of poor suffer the greatest burden from smokeless tobacco use: A study from 140 countries [[FREE FULL TEXT]

The majority of the burden of SLT use is on lower and lower middle income countries with the greatest burden on the poorest segments of the population in these countries.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 22, 2017 21:00
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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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