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Retention of homeless smokers in the Power to Quit study

Conclusions: It is possible to successfully retain homeless individuals in a smoking cessation study if the study is designed with participants’ needs in mind.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 15, 2014 20:53

[Australia] The Use of Smoking Cessation and Quit Support Services by Socioeconomic Status Over 10 Years of the National Drug Strategy Household Survey

evidence suggests that low-SES smokers use quit services and support options equally to high-SES smokers, and thus access does not drive the SES differential in smoking. However, the findings are positive, suggesting that increasing the uptake of prescrip
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 15, 2014 20:50

[Australia] The Difference Between Rigor and Specificity in Examining Methodologies for Analyzing Survey Data—Response to Commentary

In the current issue, we present evidence from four waves of Australian data over a decade, that indicate low-socioeconomic status (SES) smokers are accessing quit services and support options at a rate similar to higher SES smokers. Responding to this
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 15, 2014 20:49
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[Australia] Rigorous Methodoloy Is Needed to Analyze and Interpret Observational Data on the Use and Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Aids

A simple analysis of the association between socioeconomic status and use of smoking cessation aids is confounded because socioeconomic status is associated with dependence,2 and smokers who are more dependent are more likely to use pharmacotherapy to tr
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 15, 2014 20:48

[Asia, Bangladesh] Tobacco industry urged to help poor farmers with real support

An anti-tobacco group has called on tobacco industry to end “rhetoric” on World Food Day and provide real support to poor tobacco farmers. (bd)
added Oct 15, 2014 12:53

[Europe] Italy Overtaxed Cheap Cigarettes, Court Finds

Antitrust regulators in Italy found themselves in regulatory crosshairs for their decision in 2012 to set the tobacco tax rate for bargain-brand cigarettes at 115 percent of the rate levied against higher-priced smokes. Bargain tobacconist Yesmoke sued, c
Courthouse News
added Oct 13, 2014 20:08

[Europe, Italy] Judgment in Case C-428/13: Ministero dell’Economia e delle Finanze e.a. v. Yesmoke Tobacco SpA (PDF)

The minimum excise duty of 115% applied by Italy to cigarettes with a retail price lower than the most popular price category of cigarettes is contrary to EU law Such an excise duty distorts competition
Court of Justice of the European Communities (lu)
added Oct 10, 2014 13:18

[Europe, Italy] ECJ Rules Against Italian Tobacco Excise Duty Policy

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that Italy's decision to levy a higher minimum excise duty on cheaper-than-average cigarettes contravenes EU excise duty should be made up of two elements: an ad valorem excise duty, calculated on th
added Oct 10, 2014 13:10

The effect of smoke-free policies on hospitality industry revenues in Cyprus: an econometric approach

even in regions with relatively high smoking rates, pro-smoking societal attitudes and weak social norms against tobacco control, and even during periods of economic crisis, smoke-free legislation does not impact negatively on hospitality industry revenue
Tobacco Control
added Oct 8, 2014 06:27

[UK] Survey suggests number smoking on the increase in region as nationally figures fall - campaigners say recession to blame

Statistics from the Government’s Integrated Household Survey show that smoking rates in the North-East increased from 22.1 per cent of adults in 2012 to 22.3 per cent in 2013. This slight increase is against the background of falling adult smoking rates
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Oct 8, 2014 05:41
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