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Smokers fail to respond to UAE 'sin tax'

The UAE has doubled the price of smoking, but some say it only hits low-income smokers Only one in four smokers in the United Arab Emirates have changed their habits after the government introduced a 100% "sin tax" last year, it's been reported. Accordi
BBC Online
added Mar 21, 2018 13:46

[New Zealand] One third of Kiwi smokers admit to sacrificing essentials

survey of smokers just released from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, has found that 36% of New Zealand smokers admit to spending money on tobacco that they know ‘would be better spent on household essentials like food’.
Scoop (nz)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40

[South Africa] CASTRO / DAIN: Turning the tide on avoidable deaths in Africa

Nowhere are the battle lines between public health authorities and Big Tobacco... In September, the United Nations will hold a High-Level meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases as well as the first ever High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, now the biggest i
Daily Maverick (za)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40

[UK] User requested data: Smoking inequalities in England, 2016

contains three tables: Proportion of current smokers by sex and national deciles of area deprivation, England, 2012 to 2016 Distribution of current smokers across national deciles of area deprivation by sex, England, 2012 to 2016 Likelihood of smoking
Office for National Statistics (ONS) (uk)
added Mar 16, 2018 14:42

[Pennsylvania] Dirty Air May Harm Blacks More Than Whites

The western Pennsylvania study looked at the relationship between heart disease and a component of air pollution known as fine particulate matter...stems from factories, vehicles, power plants, fires and secondhand smoke.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 15, 2018 16:24

[UK] Help to quit goes up in smoke

Why are the services shutting down? And what of the impact on smokers and the NHS? To find out, BMA News has tracked the demise of a single service in Bromley, a south London borough which itself describes high levels of smoking for pregnant women, child
British Medical Association (BMA) (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:23

[Kentucky] BLAIR: Norquist group calls for defeat of Ky. House’s ‘regressive’ taxes on opioids, cigarettes

The second misguided tax hike under consideration is an 83 percent increase in the state cigarette tax. Cigarette tax hikes are often sold as a way to raise significant tax revenue from disfavored people — smokers. Like a tax on prescription medicines, h
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Mar 14, 2018 17:02

[Africa, South Africa] 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health Declarations announced at conference close

We call on governments to unite with civil society to stop tobacco industry interference and accelerate implementation of the WHO FCTC using a whole of government approach. We urge governments, scientists, research entities, foundations, and civil socie
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH)
added Mar 13, 2018 04:36

[California] Marker suggests high second-hand smoke exposure in disadvantaged kids

Nearly all the adolescents in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco who were tested for a tobacco-smoke byproduct showed evidence of regular exposure, a small study found. Researchers were looking for an accurate mar
added Mar 12, 2018 21:20

[Africa, Indonesia, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa] In Poor Countries, Antismoking Activists Face Threats and Violence

his home in Lagos, Nigeria, was attacked by gunmen following threats over his antismoking activities...Two men fined for smoking sued...One said later in a television interview that he was among about 50 men recruited by tobacco industry lawyers to try t
New York Times
added Mar 12, 2018 19:12
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