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Impact of increasing tobacco taxes on working-age adults: short-term health gain, health equity and cost savings

The majority of the health benefit over a 10-year horizon from increasing tobacco taxes is accrued in the working-age population (20–65 years). There remains a need for more work on the associated productivity benefits of such health gains.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 17, 2017 15:30
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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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Table of Contents: Volume 19, Issue 12 December 2017

Association Between Cigarette Smoking Prevalence and Income Level: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis / Smoking Cessation Programs for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex People: A Content-Based Systematic Review
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 11, 2017 01:11
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Decline in Smokers Documented

Nik Modi, managing director for RBC Capital Markets, New York, said he expects annual declines in cigarette volume to be about 3.5% for the coming year, which is similar to declines seen in recent years.
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Nov 18, 2017 16:11
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[Europe] Huge inequality in access to cancer care across EU

A harmonised approach is required to tackle lung cancer, according to experts.... also stresses the importance of smoke-free policies in bars for the health of customers and workers, and points out that smoking bans in Ireland and Scotland have improved
EurActiv
added Nov 18, 2017 03:06
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1 in 5 U.S. adults used tobacco in 2015: government study

found 21 percent of U.S. adults, or 49 million people, were tobacco users. Of them, about 87 percent reported smoking cigarettes, cigars or some form of pipe. The remainder reported using e-cigarettes or smokeless products such as chewing or dissolvable
Reuters
added Nov 9, 2017 20:32
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Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2015

In 2015, 20.1% of U.S. adults currently (every day or some days) used any tobacco product, 17.6% used any combustible tobacco product, and 3.9% used ≥2 tobacco products. Current use of any tobacco product was higher among males; persons aged <65 years; n
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 9, 2017 20:10
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[Asia-pacific] The struggle against smoking and the growing threat of e-cigarettes in Hong Kong

Dr Ning Fan, Chairman of Health In Action (HIA)...shared in an interview with MIMS the struggle in anti-smoking efforts and the growing threat of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) behind the low smoking prevalence.
MIMS (hk)
added Nov 9, 2017 18:35
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[UK] Dentists `perfectly placed´ to give healthy living advice - report

Dentists are “perfectly placed” to deliver health promotion and prevention advice to their patients, according to new report from the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation. They could deliver advice on healthy eating, alcohol consumption and giving u
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 3, 2017 17:11
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‘Tobacco Nation’ Left Behind

Smoking rates have plummeted nationwide over the past 20 years, but a stretch of 12 states ranging from the upper Midwest to the South has been left behind, with disastrous health consequences, according to an October report.
U.S. News & World Report
added Nov 3, 2017 00:01
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