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[Nevada] BLAIR: Massive cigarette tax hike would burn state

The tobacco tax is a regressive levy that targets a specific group of low-income individuals, disproportionately funding government on the backs of those who can least afford it. Cigarette taxes have proved to be unstable revenue streams that rarely deli
Las Vegas Review-Journal
added May 11, 2015 10:09
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Warning about the harms of tobacco use in 22 countries: findings from a cross-sectional household survey [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our findings show that antismoking mass media messages and health warning labels on cigarette packages are significantly associated with increased knowledge about the harms of smoking in low-income and middle-income countries.
Tobacco Control
added May 7, 2015 12:21
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Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC

Between 2002-03 and 2012-13, the rate of cigarette smoking among adults ages 55-64 fell from nearly 20 percent to just over 18 percent. However, high rates of smoking still afflict the poor, with rates three times higher among those living well below the
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 6, 2015 20:04
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[Asia, India] Warning photo size matters: 46% of illiterate men smoke

Delaying large pictorial warnings on packs of tobacco products may have a serious impact on the health of those who are less educated and poor. A longitudinal study by National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) and University of Maryland has re
Times of India
added May 6, 2015 14:11
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Paying Medicaid clients to lose weight, quit smoking

Taking a cue from workplace wellness programs in the private sector, Iowa and New Mexico are among more than a dozen states offering incentives to Medicaid beneficiaries to get them to make healthier decisions -- and potentially save money for the state-
USA Today
added May 4, 2015 17:37
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[Virginia] Smoke on the water: In tough budget times, smokers provide steady stream of revenue

In Newport News and Hampton, as in other parts of the state and country, smokers of conventional tobacco are seen as pariahs — and messiahs.... an economist with Economics 21 at the Manhattan Institute...Public officials say they want to discourage smokin
Watchdog.org (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added May 4, 2015 17:31
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[Asia] Smoking kills — in India too

Even after taking into account all these differences, we find that smokers have a higher death rate than non-smokers. Among men, daily smokers are 1.14 times as likely to die between the two interviews as the non-smokers and occasional smokers. Lest this
The Hindu Online (in)
added May 4, 2015 12:39
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EDITORIAL: Going after a good cigar / The FDA wants to expand its authority to regulate premium pleasure

cigar smokers argue there is no need to expand the regulation of cigars and tobacconists. Given who the friends of premium cigars are, and the determination of the government to control everything, this is an issue not likely to soon go up in smoke.
Washington Times
added May 6, 2015 13:18
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Estimates of poverty in the UK adjusted for expenditure on tobacco (PDF)

when expenditure on tobacco is taken into account, around 500,000 extra households, comprising over 850,000 adults and almost 400,000 children, are classified as in poverty in the UK compared to the official Households Below Average Income figures. Thi
ASH London (uk)
added Jun 10, 2015 10:35
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[Dominican Republic] Cigar Aficionado fest benefits the DREAM Project.

releases it's first edition of the prize "Top Dominican Cigar" to benefit ... The DREAM Project is an innovative nonprofit formed by people with fine philosophies that create the most complete solution to eradicate the Poverty in the Dominican Republic an
Dominican Today (do)
added May 1, 2015 13:29
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