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[Australia] Jobless woman on $666 a fortnight from Centrelink shares her budget and claims she can't afford the 'basics for survival' (but she still manages to find $65 for cigarettes and $20 for cat food)

A woman has complained her Centrelink allowance is not enough to cover her fortnightly budget, which includes $65 for cigarettes and $20 for cat food. The Adelaide woman took to social media to ask for advice after revealing her $666 welfare payment did
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 7, 2018 19:38
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Secondhand smoke affects 44% of New Yorkers: Report

A new report from the city’s Health Department shows 4 percent of adult New Yorkers said they are exposed to secondhand cigarette smoke in their home from an outside source. The numbers were especially high in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods in
amNew York
added Feb 6, 2018 04:29
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VIDEO: STUDY: TWO OUT OF FIVE NEW YORKERS EXPOSED TO SECONDHAND SMOKE AT HOME

The Health Department released a new "Vital Signs" report on secondhand smoke exposure, and smoke-free housing policies in the city. It found 44 percent of New Yorkers in 2016 were exposed to cigarette smoking while inside their homes. Exposure was hig
NY1 (Time Warner Cable)
added Feb 5, 2018 23:41
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HHS approves Indiana's Medicaid plan to require work

Indiana's plan will begin in 2019 and will last for three years. The state also will become the first to impose higher Medicaid premiums on smokers in the plan approved by the federal government.
UPI
added Feb 14, 2018 10:24
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[Indiana] VIDEO: Mike Pence's home state can now require Medicaid recipients to work

Vice President Mike Pence and Seema Verma revolutionized Medicaid in Indiana a few years ago... Under the newly granted waiver, smokers who don't participate in tobacco cessation activities will face premium surcharges as an incentive to engage in health
CNN
added Feb 14, 2018 10:27
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Brazil’s Supreme Court upholds landmark ban on flavours and additives in tobacco products

In a landmark victory for tobacco control and public health, Brazil’s Supreme Court of Justice has rejected a constitutional challenge from the tobacco industry against a resolution from the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) that banned all fl
The Union (formerly, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) (fr)
added Feb 4, 2018 00:37
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[District of Columbia] Should D.C. Have the Highest State Cigarette Tax in the Country? Testimony before the D.C. Council Committee on Finance and Revenue on B22-460

a bill to increase the tax on cigarettes by $2.00 per pack, to a total excise tax rate of $4.50 for each pack sold. While the Tax Foundation takes no position on legislation, I’d like to offer some of our findings from research we have published on this i
Tax Foundation
added Feb 14, 2018 16:54
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Who’s Still Smoking: Report Highlights Populations Still at Risk

“The high prevalence of cigarette smoking among vulnerable populations is one of the most pressing challenges facing the tobacco control community,” write the authors. “More attention to and support for promising novel interventions, in addition to new a
American Cancer Society
added Feb 2, 2018 15:59
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Who's Still Smoking? ACS Report Highlights Most Vulnerable Adults

"These populations included individuals in lower education and/or socioeconomic groups; from certain racial/ethnic groups; in the lesbian, gay/bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community; with mental illness; and in the military, particularly among those
MedPage Today
added Feb 1, 2018 18:41
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Smoking Habit Tougher to Break for Some Americans

The overall smoking rate fell from 42 percent in 1965 to 15 percent in 2015. But rates remain high among those who are: poor; less educated; part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community; members of certain ethnic/racial groups; the
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 1, 2018 03:04
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