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Financial incentives encourage pregnant women to quit smoking

The caveats: They may need to be part of larger programs to be effective. And smoking rates have fallen but remain stubbornly high among people without privilege.
Managed Care Magazine
added Nov 14, 2018 03:13
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Cancer Poised to Become Top U.S. Killer

Cancer appears to be overtaking heart disease as the leading cause of death in the U.S., especially in higher-income populations, according to an observational study of 12 years of county mortality records. Heart disease was the leading cause of death i
MedPage Today
added Nov 14, 2018 02:59
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2017

Nationwide, 8.8% of high school students had smoked cigarettes and 13.2% had used an electronic vapor product on at least 1 day during the 30 days before the survey
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 12, 2018 20:12
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Rural Poverty is Independent COPD Risk Factor

The influence of the WHO FCTC in global governance can be at least partially attributed to its status as an international legal obligation. While tobacco control would have likely been a priority in international public health even in the absence of the W
MedPage Today
added Nov 10, 2018 19:04
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CDC: Adult Smoking Hits Record Low

"This all-time low in cigarette smoking among U.S. adults is a tremendous public health accomplishment -- and it demonstrates the importance of continued proven strategies to reduce smoking," CDC director Robert Redfield, MD, said in a press statement.
MedPage Today
added Nov 9, 2018 18:58
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MYERS: Adult Smoking in U.S. Fell to Record Low 14 Percent in 2017, but There Is Much Work to Do to Reduce Smoking Among All Americans

The FDA should take several critical steps to accelerate progress: implement its plan to limit nicotine in cigarettes to minimally addictive or non-addictive levels, and apply this limit to other combustible tobacco products; require graphic health warni
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 9, 2018 03:34
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Retailers’ perspectives on selling tobacco in a low-income San Francisco neighbourhood after California’s $2 tobacco tax increase

Conclusions Small, independent retailers’ concerns, about selling tobacco and about the health and well-being of customers, suggest that such retailers may be important allies in tobacco control efforts, particularly those focused on the point-of-sale.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 9, 2018 02:20
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[Thailand] Smokers' shift to hike tax on loose tobacco

The Excise Department is going to raise the tobacco tax after dozens of smokers have switched to hand-rolled cigarettes, prices for which are far cheaper than factory-made cigarettes following enforcement of a new excise tax structure last year.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Nov 8, 2018 21:47
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[UK] New focus on prevention is great leadership and could be seminal moment, says NHS Confederation

accounts for more than half the difference in death rates between poor and the better off in the UK. Yet incredibly in England we have seen cuts in smoking cessation services. "It’s time for real intent around prevention and an acceptance that if we are
NHS Confederation (uk)
added Nov 7, 2018 16:48
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