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[Europe] Budget cigarettes linked to higher infant mortality rates in EU countries

A study of 23 EU countries found that larger price differences between high and low priced cigarettes are associated with higher infant mortality. Scientists already know that high cigarette prices reduce smoking rates, and that levels of smoking affect
Imperial College London (uk)
added Sep 19, 2017 14:10
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[Europe] Budget cigarettes linked to higher infant mortality rates in EU countries

researchers from Imperial College London have found an association between infant mortality rates and the differences in costs between higher and lower priced cigarettes. The authors say that eliminating budget cigarettes from the market may help to reduc
EurekAlert
added Sep 19, 2017 01:53
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Bill and Melinda Gates Grade the World’s Health

They will present a sort of report card of global health, called “Goalkeepers,” at the United Nations...on 18 global health indicators: infant mortality, AIDS, vaccine use, smoking rates...Smoking is down, but tobacco companies are fighting back.
New York Times
added Sep 18, 2017 22:38
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State-Level Support for Tobacco 21 Laws: Results of a 5-State Survey [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our data indicate that legislators from both liberal and conservative states should feel confident in advancing Tobacco 21 laws to protect the current and future health of adolescents. However, patterns of support vary by population subgroup across states
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 18, 2017 23:11
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Mental disorders, poor diets and tobacco make the world sick

The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, published on Friday in The Lancet medical journal, found that while life expectancy is increasing, so too are the years people live in poor health. The proportion of life spent being ill is higher in poor countri
Reuters
added Sep 18, 2017 05:17
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Smoking, Poor Diet Lead Global Death Causes

Tobacco caused 7.1 million deaths worldwide in 2016, and poor diet was associated with 1 in 5 deaths, according to a new report.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 17, 2017 01:01
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[UK-Scotland] Snacks, fags and booze: Scotland's triple health challenge

Of the trio of major health time bombs – smoking, drinking, and obesity – smoking remains the biggest killer. Around a fifth of Scots smoke and tobacco is responsible for about 10,000 – one fifth of all – deaths a year in Scotland as well as 128,000 hosp
Holyrood (uk)
added Sep 15, 2017 01:50
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GLOBAL FOUNDATION LAUNCHES TO ACCELERATE AN END TO SMOKING

With the goal of eliminating smoking worldwide, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World formally launched today in New York City. The Foundation is founded and led by Dr. Derek Yach, a renowned anti-smoking crusader who, while at the World Health Organizati
Foundation for a Smoke-Free World
added Sep 14, 2017 14:39
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Monograph 22: A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

This monograph examines the current evidence surrounding tobacco-related health disparities (TRHD) across the tobacco use continuum—initiation, secondhand smoke exposure, current use, frequency and intensity, cessation, relapse, morbidity, and mortality—a
Cancer Control and Population Services (NCI)
added Sep 15, 2017 17:15
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A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities (PDF) (564pp)

The persistence of disparities in tobacco use and subsequent tobacco-related disease underscores the importance of focusing on understanding tobacco-related health disparities (TRHD). The goal of this NCI monograph... is to synthesize the research lite
Cancer Control and Population Services (NCI)
added Sep 15, 2017 17:14
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