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[Asia] Smoking on rise among young working women in urban India: Survey

The survey was conducted to ascertain the smoking behaviour/pattern in young working women, many of whom consider it as a ‘stress buster.’ “Growing number of young working women (mostly with high paying jobs and an active life) are indulging in social sm
Times of India
added Mar 11, 2018 21:15
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Policies Affecting Medicaid Beneficiaries’ Smoking Cessation Behaviors

Covering cessation counseling may encourage smokers that want to quit to use this service. Promoting the use of cessation medications may improve the likelihood that smokers try to quit. Medicaid coverage of cessation services is an important but incompl
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Mar 8, 2018 23:08
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[Ohio] Smoking rates decline, but at slower pace for minorities and poor, CDC says

Cigarette smoking also is not declining as much among people who are less educated, biracial, poor, or are in other population segments, said Brian King, deputy director for research translation in the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health in Atlanta. "Ther
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
added Mar 8, 2018 18:51
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[South Africa] Africa new frontline in anti-tobacco fight: activists

Africa and other developing regions are becoming increasingly significant battlegrounds in the effort to combat the spread of smoking, an anti-smoking campaign group warned on Thursday. But most countries in sub-Saharan Africa have inadequate monitoring
The Citizen (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:07
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[Africa, Asia, Mid-east, South Africa] Report: Big tobacco is targeting the world's most vulnerable to increase profits

The sixth edition of The Tobacco Atlas and its companion website TobaccoAtlas.org* finds the tobacco industry is increasingly targeting vulnerable populations in emerging markets, such as Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, where people are not prot
EurekAlert
added Mar 8, 2018 14:58
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Supes Call for Closer Look at ‘Nuisance’ Tobacco Shops

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to take a closer look at tobacco shops... “Currently, smoke shops in LA County are allowed by-right in commercial zones and do not need a special business licenses,” he said. “There is no way to track or
SCVTV (Santa Clarita, CA)
added Mar 8, 2018 03:40
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[Australia] Tobacco study suggests fewer Tasmanian sales licences in poorer areas could reduce smoking

Key points: There is one tobacco retailer for every 650 Tasmanians Density of outlets is 79 per cent greater regional and remote areas Poorest suburbs or towns have more than twice the outlets than the least disadvantaged The study looked at the avai
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Mar 6, 2018 14:55
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[Africa, South Africa] Experts, policy makers head to Cape Town to battle 'Big Tobacco'

Some 3,000 anti-tobacco experts and policy makers are convening this week in Cape Town to confront an industry flush with profits and determined to expand the market for its deadly product. The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, meeting from Ma
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 5, 2018 15:49
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[UK] Lifespan gap between men in the richest and poorest parts of Britain widens to 10 years

While people in poorer districts are heavier smokers than those in wealthy areas – more than a quarter of adults smoke in Blackpool but fewer than one in 10 in the districts of Chiltern or South Staffordshire – smoking rates cannot account for the wideni
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 3, 2018 17:50
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[South Africa] Global Cancer Ambassador For Ghana To Attend World Conference On Tobacco

The Global Cancer Ambassador for Ghana, Mr Jeorge Wilson Kingson, will this weekend leave Ghana for South Africa as a participant in the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) which is expected to from March 4-9, 2018.
Modern Ghana (gh)
added Mar 3, 2018 17:32
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