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Cancer Deaths Higher in Rural America, CDC Reports

Cancer death rates are declining overall in the United States, but they are higher and falling more slowly in rural America, a new federal government report shows. "While geography alone can't predict your risk of cancer, it can impact prevention, diagno
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 7, 2017 03:33

[Asia] 81L Indians quit tobacco in 7 yrs

Almost 81 lakh Indians quit tobacco in the last seven years, showcasing the impact of anti-tobacco campaigns. The campaigns, however, had only a limited reach among the people from a poor socio-economic background as khaini (smokeless tobacco) and bidi
Deccan Herald (in)
added Jun 9, 2017 12:16

Advances Against Heart Disease Haven't Reached America's Poor: Studies

Poor people aren't getting the public health support they need to quit smoking and obtain good medical care so they can control their blood pressure -- or prevent high blood pressure in the first place, said Lloyd-Jones. He's chair of preventive medicin
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 8, 2017 03:58

[Africa] World No Tobacco Day: What's the situation in Rwanda?

There is a need to raise more awareness about the dangers of tobacco use, especially among the youth, according to Habiyeremye. He explains that the young generation should understand that when processing tobacco products, the tobacco companies add fou
The New Times (rw)
added May 29, 2017 17:20

Life expectancy gap between rich and poor US regions is 'more than 20 years'

“We have places where there’s an obesity epidemic, and we have an epidemic of smoking that’s coming down but still as high in some rural areas as Europe and the Middle East.”
The Guardian (uk)
added May 10, 2017 16:14

[California] ALENCASTRO: Cigarette tax is unfair

the burden of tobacco taxes should be placed on the shoulders of corporations when their tobacco enters California and tax revenue should be used to offer solutions for people who are addicted. It should not be the responsibility of the poor to fund Calif
The Coast Report (Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA)
added Apr 22, 2017 12:30

EDITORIAL: Tobacco: a threat to development? [FREE FULL TEXT]

the theme for World No-Tobacco Day this year is Tobacco: A threat to development...The macroeconomic costs of tobacco use can be avoided, the pain and suffering of tobacco-related diseases can be reduced and the relationship between tobacco use and povert
Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2017 17:29

[Asia] UN calls for total tobacco ban in China's public places

While congratulating Shanghai on becoming the latest Chinese city – following Beijing and Shenzhen – to enforce a total smoking ban in public places, the UN remains hopeful that more cities following their examples. "The Bill China Cannot Afford: Health
China Internet Information Center (cn)
added Apr 16, 2017 13:41

[India] Higher tobacco taxes can save 35-45 billion lives in South Asia: Study

It stated that annual increase in tobacco tax has mostly been below the rate of inflation and income growth, thus cigarettes remain affordable
The Economic Times (India)
added Apr 14, 2017 18:58

Discrimination, bad science, and spying neighbors plague unprecedented California tobacco law

The city council of Novato, Calif., offers a textbook example of how good intentions are no substitute for good policy. Back in January, the city council passed an unprecedented anti-smoking ordinance that hands landlords arbitrary power over their tena
Washington (DC) Examiner
added Apr 12, 2017 14:23
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