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[Pennsylvania] Dirty Air May Harm Blacks More Than Whites

The western Pennsylvania study looked at the relationship between heart disease and a component of air pollution known as fine particulate matter...stems from factories, vehicles, power plants, fires and secondhand smoke.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 15, 2018 16:24
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[UK] User requested data: Smoking inequalities in England, 2016

contains three tables: Proportion of current smokers by sex and national deciles of area deprivation, England, 2012 to 2016 Distribution of current smokers across national deciles of area deprivation by sex, England, 2012 to 2016 Likelihood of smoking
Office for National Statistics (ONS) (uk)
added Mar 16, 2018 14:42
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[UK] Help to quit goes up in smoke

Why are the services shutting down? And what of the impact on smokers and the NHS? To find out, BMA News has tracked the demise of a single service in Bromley, a south London borough which itself describes high levels of smoking for pregnant women, child
British Medical Association (BMA) (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:23
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[Kentucky] BLAIR: Norquist group calls for defeat of Ky. House’s ‘regressive’ taxes on opioids, cigarettes

The second misguided tax hike under consideration is an 83 percent increase in the state cigarette tax. Cigarette tax hikes are often sold as a way to raise significant tax revenue from disfavored people — smokers. Like a tax on prescription medicines, h
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Mar 14, 2018 17:02
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[Nigeria, South Africa] In Poor Countries, Antismoking Activists Face Threats and Violence

Six years ago, more than a dozen men with AK-47s shot their way into Akinbode Oluwafemi’s home in Lagos, Nigeria. They killed his house guard and his brother-in-law...He was one of several tobacco control advocates at last week’s 17th World Conference on
New York Times
added May 16, 2018 19:10
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[California] Marker suggests high second-hand smoke exposure in disadvantaged kids

Nearly all the adolescents in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco who were tested for a tobacco-smoke byproduct showed evidence of regular exposure, a small study found. Researchers were looking for an accurate mar
Reuters
added Mar 12, 2018 21:20
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[Africa, Indonesia, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa] In Poor Countries, Antismoking Activists Face Threats and Violence

his home in Lagos, Nigeria, was attacked by gunmen following threats over his antismoking activities...Two men fined for smoking sued...One said later in a television interview that he was among about 50 men recruited by tobacco industry lawyers to try t
New York Times
added Mar 12, 2018 19:12
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[Africa, South Africa] 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health Declarations announced at conference close

We call on governments to unite with civil society to stop tobacco industry interference and accelerate implementation of the WHO FCTC using a whole of government approach. We urge governments, scientists, research entities, foundations, and civil socie
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH)
added Mar 13, 2018 04:36
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[Asia] Smoking on rise among young working women in urban India: Survey

The survey was conducted to ascertain the smoking behaviour/pattern in young working women, many of whom consider it as a ‘stress buster.’ “Growing number of young working women (mostly with high paying jobs and an active life) are indulging in social sm
Times of India
added Mar 11, 2018 21:15
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[Ohio] Smoking rates decline, but at slower pace for minorities and poor, CDC says

Cigarette smoking also is not declining as much among people who are less educated, biracial, poor, or are in other population segments, said Brian King, deputy director for research translation in the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health in Atlanta. "Ther
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
added Mar 8, 2018 18:51
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