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Smoking Prevalence Is High Among Cancer Survivors

Nearly 10% of cancer survivors in the United States smoke nine years after diagnosis, with bladder cancer survivors having the highest smoking rate, at 17.2%, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the American Cancer Society (Figure, pag
Clinical Oncology
added Sep 18, 2014 13:43

Asia’s rising tobacco epidemic a result of anti-smoking policy neglect

Smoke-filled bars and packed cancer wards reflect decades of neglect ... Researchers say inadequate public awareness of smoking risks, coupled with aggressive tobacco marketing, has left Asian nations with some of the highest smoking rates in the world a
Malay Mail (my)
added Sep 17, 2014 23:19

Who pays the most cigarette tax in Turkey

The poor smoking households benefit the most from increases in excise taxes; from a budgetary perspective, as they reduce their smoking consumption significantly, the share of their excise payment in total household expenditures declines. From a health p
Tobacco Control
added Sep 17, 2014 08:17

[UK] FPH welcomes Public Health England report on health inequalities in the north of England

A report Public Health England once again highlights the major inequalities in health between the north and south of England... "We welcome this report which is a timely reminder of how inequalities in economic opportunity and poverty greatly affect ine
Faculty of Public Health (FPH) (uk)
added Sep 16, 2014 14:08

[Asia, Asia-pacific, Korea - South, UK] South Korea declares war on tobacco

laid out its battle plan on September 11... The tobacco industry made no immediate response but the Korean Smoking Association, which says it represents the interests of smokers, said the plan would burden ordinary people and that in a survey of smokers
Financial Times blogs
added Sep 16, 2014 04:28
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[Asia, Korea - South] Smokers oppose gov't plan to hike cigarette prices

A group of smokers called on the government Monday to shelve its plan to sharply raise cigarette prices, saying it will increase the financial burden on low-income people. Last week, the government announced it will push to raise the price of cigarettes
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Sep 15, 2014 12:50

[Korea - South] South Korean Smokers Argue Tobacco Price Hike Detrimental to Working Class

"We oppose the [government's] push for a sharp increase in cigarette prices," members of "I Love Smoking," an online community of smokers, stated in a news conference addressing the National Assembly in Seoul. "Low-income people will have no choice but t
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Sep 15, 2014 12:47

[Pakistan] Is kaptan building cancer hospital with tobacco growers' money?

A number of ministers of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) cabinet or their relatives are either tobacco growers or in cigarette manufacturing business thus contributing to spread of cancer in Pakistan in general and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular.
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added Sep 13, 2014 19:36

[Hong Kong] LEE: Tobacco tax callers could use reality check

In reality, however, when tobacco products are made more expensive, smokers go for the lower cost alternative, that is, illicit cigarettes. It is estimated that a third of the cigarettes consumed in Hong Kong are illegal....As COSH argues that tobacco pro
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added Sep 15, 2014 13:46

[Australia] Black market in tobacco booming in the streets of Sydney, with cheap Asian imports flooding the streets

Associate Professor of Law Mark Lauchs has researched the tobacco smuggling trade in depth. The Queensland University of Technology professor said areas such as southwest Sydney, with large migrant populations and lower than average incomes, were prime
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Sep 13, 2014 07:01
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