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[UK] Teenagers less likely to take up smoking ($$)

Researchers at Glasgow University found a 50 per cent drop in the numbers of 15-year-olds who tried smoking for the first time between 1990 and 2012 / The number of young people taking up smoking has dropped significantly in the past 20 years because of
Times Of London (uk)
added Nov 11, 2014 06:05
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UK Tobacco controls a success in cutting smoking among adolescents

A new study, published today, reveals a significant drop in the number of young people taking up smoking over the last 20 years, as the UK has introduced a range of tobacco controls. However research findings also show inequalities in starting smoking
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 10, 2014 15:34
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[UK] Socioeconomic position and early adolescent smoking development: evidence from the British Youth Panel Survey (1994–2008) [FREE FULL TEXT]

Increasing tobacco control in the UK is associated with reduced uptake and more quitting in early adolescence, but socioeconomic inequalities remain. Interventions should focus on reducing inequalities in initiation among early adolescents.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 8, 2014 07:55
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)* Among Persons Aged ≥55 Years, by Sex and Urbanization of County of Residence†— United States, 2009–2011

were associated with more rural localities, with rates increasing steadily from the least to the most rural county. For males, the age-adjusted COPD death rate in rural counties was 59% higher than in large central metropolitan counties (284.3 versus 178.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 6, 2014 14:53
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CVS Health Announces Major Expansion of CVS/pharmacy's Annual Free Health Screening Campaign

Project Health will feature CVS Health's smoking cessation program...includes four important elements: an assessment of the smoker's readiness to quit; information and tools needed to quit; medication support to help curb the desire to use tobacco; and on
PR Newswire
added Nov 7, 2014 08:36
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[UK] CLARK: Stopping cancer: don't tell people to quit smoking, ban it

Quit smoking campaigns, even when communicated to the broad public, reinforce tobacco exposure as an individual choice alone...a focus on individual behaviour provides cover for the tobacco, food, beverage, and alcohol industries as they expand into devel
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 5, 2014 10:59
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November 2014, Volume 23, Number e2 - TOC: Social justice and health disparities

Tobacco Control
added Nov 3, 2014 15:34
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Impact of tobacco control interventions on socioeconomic inequalities in smoking: review of the evidence [FREE FULL TEXT]

Increased tobacco price via tax is the intervention with the greatest potential to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in smoking. Other measures studied appear unlikely to reduce inequalities in smoking without specific efforts to reach disadvantaged smoke
Tobacco Control
added Nov 13, 2014 21:30
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[UK-Scotland] Health inequality ‘Scotland’s greatest challenge’

coupled with decisive action to address alcohol consumption, reduce smoking rates, encourage active living, healthy eating, and promote positive mental health.”
The Scotsman (uk)
added Oct 29, 2014 10:02
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[UK-Scotland] Health inequality gap in Scotland narrows

Andrew Fraser, director of public health science at NHS Health Scotland, said: "Measures such as the ban on smoking in public places and minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol are likely to be effective, as would further regulation of the food industry.
BBC Online
added Oct 29, 2014 10:01
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