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[China, Nebraska] EDWARDS: Smoking ban will hurt international students

If you didn’t know by now from the cheesy elementary school skits or the super hip MTV commercials, smoking tobacco is bad, bro. It’s even on the label of the product itself. Despite the onslaught of propaganda attempting to make smoking appear unappeali
Daily Nebraskan
added Oct 4, 2017 19:46
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Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development : technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

The report sets forth the public health, economic, and anti-poverty case for higher tobacco taxes; shows how some countries have already delivered ambitious reforms; and documents measurable results. It shows that, by implementing tobacco tax reforms now,
World Bank
added Oct 4, 2017 11:10
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MARQUEZ/MORENO-DODSON: Tobacco Tax Reform: At the Crossroads of Health and Development

In a new report, Tobacco Tax Reform: At the Crossroads of Health and Development, prepared in collaboration with a multisectoral team from different institutions, we show that by implementing tobacco tax policy reforms now, policy makers can choose a fas
World Bank blogs
added Oct 4, 2017 11:10
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[Australia] Is It O.K. to Give Cigarettes to a Homeless Person? The Ethicist

But giving this man a few cigarettes won’t make him worse off. It’s his life, and he might genuinely feel that the pleasures of smoking are worth the well-known risks. Because he clearly enjoyed smoking (or disliked not smoking)
New York Times
added Oct 4, 2017 11:09
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students rewarded scholarships for taking action on tobacco

two young tobacco control activists received $5,000 scholarships from Truth Initiative® for innovatively confronting tobacco use in their communities. Alexia Okorogu and Allison Foster were awarded the 2017 Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Hea
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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[Australia, Uruguay] Novel Investment Support Program May Help With Asymmetry

program launched last month at the United Nations that will provide pro bono on-demand legal and professional assistance to the world's poorest countries...... against Australia and Uruguay over tobacco packaging regulations, both of which were recently d
Law360
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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Tennessee program to help pregnant women stop smoking considered 'gold standard'

Beth Bailey, a professor at East Tennessee State University who researches, among other topics, rural health disparities and the effects of prenatal environments, said the statewide maternal smoking rate only tells part of Tennessee's story. In some rur
Chattanooga (TN) Times & Free Press
added Oct 2, 2017 13:51
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Huge surge in lung deaths: Study reveals 30% spike in Americans dying from smoke diseases since 1980 - but the increase is mainly confined to the poor South

The rate of Americans dying from lung disease has rocketed 30 percent since 1980, new figures reveal. Researchers at the University of Washington analyzed death records stretching back 34 years from the US Census Bureau. They found the national rate of
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 1, 2017 08:05
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[UK] Quit success rates in England 2007-2017 [docx]

The improvement in success rates was exclusively in those with lower socioeconomic status. A previous analysis of Smoking Toolkit Study data collected predominantly in 2007 reported that smokers in lower socioeconomic groups were as likely as those in hi
Smoking in Britain Journal (uk)
added Sep 29, 2017 16:27
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[UK] Quitting at ‘decade high’ as smokers prepare for Stoptober

New data published in a University College of London (UCL) report shows quitting success rates are up to 19.8% for the first 6 months of this year, significantly higher than the average for the last 10 years (15.7%). The figures show, in particular, tha
LocalGov.co.uk (uk)
added Sep 29, 2017 16:23
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