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[Asia] 500% increase in cancer incidence in India by 2025, say experts

Over 200,000 cases of head neck cancer are diagnosed in India every year compared to only 30,000 in the United States. Head-Neck cancers make up almost 25% of all cancers detected in India and pose a significant health problem. Furthermore the disease is
Times of India
added May 21, 2015 21:55
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[Australia] Tobacco industry threatens to launch super-cheap ciggies as officials want more power to seize illicit tobacco

has threatened to launch super-cheap cigarettes costing just $9 a pack in response to a growing black market in cheap, illegal tobacco, which health officials claim they are powerless to seize. The NSW Cancer Council has slammed the move by the tobacco i
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 18, 2015 10:10
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Global statistics on addictive behaviours: 2014 status report [FREE FULL TEXT]

Tobacco and alcohol use are by far the most prevalent addictive behaviours and cause the large majority of the harm. However, the quality of data on prevalence and addiction-related harms is mostly low, and comparisons between countries and regions must
Addiction
added May 14, 2015 10:34
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What Does The Reynolds-Lorillard Deal Mean For Altria?

It is clear that Reynolds, with a 34% market share as opposed to 28% pre-merger, will be a stronger force to deal with. Since the purchase of cigarettes tend to be an impulsive buy, Reynolds stands to gain plenty from combining its distribution channels,
Forbes
added Jun 8, 2015 18:08
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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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