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Smoking, mental illness and socioeconomic disadvantage: analysis of the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing

The association between mental illness and smoking is not explained by the association between mental illness and socioeconomic status. There are strong socioeconomic and psychosocial gradients in both current smoking and smoking cessation. Incorporating
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added May 11, 2013 13:45

[Asia] Association between smoke-free workplace and second-hand smoke exposure at home in India

Implementation of smoke-free legislation in India was associated with a higher proportion of adults reporting a smoke-free home. These findings further strengthen the case for accelerated implementation of Article 8 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco
Tobacco Control
added Apr 17, 2013 07:21

Tobacco companies keep people smoking despite UK cigarette tax increases

tobacco companies have been absorbing the tax increases on their ultra-low-price (ULP) brands to keep their prices low. As a result, real ULP cigarette prices have remained virtually unchanged since 2006 and their market share has doubled, suggesting that
added Apr 16, 2013 02:41

[Africa, Asia-pacific, UK] Smoking poses TB risk to young

The link between tobacco consumption and tuberculosis could do for the developing world what lung cancer – among the most commonly cited smoking-related diseases – did in the west: drastically reduce smoking rates. “We’ve known for a long time that smoki
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 30, 2013 10:44

Cigarette Relighting Tied to Tough Economy

a research member at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and colleagues have found that an accelerating trend of smokers relighting cigarettes is related to economic factors, and the practice has implications for tobacco dependence treatment and policy. R
added Mar 18, 2013 09:39

[Minnesota] Dayton: Higher tobacco tax is about health, not revenue

DFL Gov. Mark Dayton says the income tax increase on top earners in his revised budget plan is all about fairness. But his proposal to raise the current tobacco tax of $1.23 per pack by an additional 94 cents will disproportionately hit Minnesotans of mo
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)
added Mar 15, 2013 14:52

[Illinois] CDC: Smoking more common among people with mental illness ($$)

"Part of it is biological," McAfee said. "Nicotine is a mood-altering stimulant, so it can help mask negative moods. It's a temporary way to feel less anxious, for example. Then it becomes a vicious cycle because you are less able to quit smoking because
Chicago Tribune
added Mar 11, 2013 17:57

Even As Mortality Fell In Most US Counties, Female Mortality Nonetheless Rose In 42.8 Percent Of Counties From 1992 To 2006

Several factors, including higher education levels, not being in the South or West, and low smoking rates, were associated with lower mortality rates. Medical care variables, such as proportions of primary care providers, were not
Health Affairs (ca)
added Mar 11, 2013 07:17

Fight tobacco marketing, boost vaccinations to curb cancer, says report

Experts reporting from a meeting of cancer organizations across the world said smoking and other forms of tobacco use are the main drivers of a growing global burden of cancer.
added Mar 7, 2013 04:01

America’s Health Deficit: Dying From Policy Neglect

Echoing findings of earlier studies that have shown falling life expectancy for women in these areas, these authors see a link to smoking and lack of education, plus a pervasive problem in the South and the West. These findings underscore the need for “i
Health Affairs (ca)
added Mar 5, 2013 19:54
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