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[USA] Deadliest cancers more likely to strike the poorest people

Out of 39 types of cancer examined, 32 showed a significant association with poverty. Cancers associated with “lower incidence and higher mortality”, such as those of the larynx, cervix, penis and liver, were more likely to occur in the poorest communitie
Times Of London (uk)
added May 27, 2014 10:34

Tomgram: Michael Klare, What's Big Energy Smoking?

a particularly effective strategy for sustaining their profit levels: sell more cigarettes in the developing world, where demand was strong and anti-tobacco regulation weak or nonexistent. Now, the giant energy companies are taking a page from Big Tobacc
Tomdispatch (blog)
added May 27, 2014 10:21

Determinants of smoking-induced deprivation in China

Our findings indicate that certain groups of smokers in China acknowledge spending money on cigarettes that could be better spent on household essentials. Tobacco control policies that reduce smoking in China may improve household living standards by redu
Tobacco Control
added May 15, 2014 22:25

[Indiana] Decreased Smoking Rates Correlate With Poverty Levels

The smoking rate in Indiana is dropping, but the rate in poorer counties is declining more slowly, according to a report released this week by the University of Washington. For example, Hamilton County has the smallest percent of its population in pover
Indiana Public Media - WFIU / WTIU
added Mar 26, 2014 12:48

New Study Finds Smoking Rates Vary Widely by County – Proven Tobacco Control Measures Must Be Fully Implemented Across the U.S.

study provides new evidence for the effectiveness of tobacco control measures, ... underscores the need for every state and county to fully implement proven strategies that reduce tobacco use, including higher tobacco taxes, comprehensive smoke-free air l
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 25, 2014 15:56

[Finland] Smoking and long-term labour market outcomes

Smoking is negatively related to long-term labour market outcomes. The provision of information about the indirect monetary costs of smoking may thus complement the policy efforts that aim at educating consumers about the health costs of smoking.
Tobacco Control
added Feb 26, 2014 12:36

[Korea - South] 3 in 10 Korean teens exposed to secondhand smoke

The Korea Health Promotion Foundation said 31.8 per cent of male students and 35.6 per cent of female students were found to have experienced passive smoking in their daily lives. On average, teenage boys were exposed to secondhand smoke 3.41 days a wee
AsiaOne (sg)
added Feb 19, 2014 08:09

[Massachusetts] LETTER: Burden of city's newest smoking ban will fall mostly on the poor

Boston has one of the largest wealth disparities in the country. Banning smoking in its parks will, in effect, exile many of the poor. New York City mayor-elect Bill de Blasio decries New York being divided into two cities: one for the rich and the other
Boston (MA) Globe
added Dec 3, 2013 20:23

Risky Behaviors Constitute Growing Threats to Global Health

report warns that risky behaviors –smoking, using illicit drugs, alcohol abuse, unhealthy diets, and unsafe sex— are increasing globally and pose a growing threat to the health of individuals, particularly in developing countries. The report looks at how
World Bank
added Dec 3, 2013 20:13

Global health 2035: a world converging within a generation [FREE FULL TEXT]

National governments can curb NCDs and raise significant revenue by heavily taxing tobacco and other harmful substances, and they can redirect finances towards NCD control by reducing subsidies on items such as fossil fuels. Investment in strengthening h
The Lancet (uk)
added Dec 3, 2013 13:38
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