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[UK] Chancellor urged to reject a second tobacco duty increase this year

Campaigners have urged the Chancellor not to increase tobacco duty for a second time this year in order to help consumers who are “just about managing”. According to the smokers’ group Forest, tobacco duty costs those with low incomes a far larger propor
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Oct 23, 2017 19:59
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[UK] Smokers’ group calls on chancellor to reject a second increase in tobacco duty

The smokers’ lobby group Forest has urged chancellor Philip Hammond to help consumers who are “just about managing” and reject a second increase in tobacco duty this year. Forest said tobacco duty costs the poorest households 2.3% of their disposable in
Talking Retail (uk)
added Oct 23, 2017 19:57
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[Missouri, Montana] WAN: Cigarette taxes are the best way to cut smoking, scaring Big Tobacco

they swarmed the halls of the state capitol, wined and dined Republican leaders, launched a sophisticated call-in campaign, and coached witnesses for hearings. The tobacco companies poured more than $200,000 into Montana, a state with barely 1 million res
Washington Post
added Oct 22, 2017 21:40
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Disparities in the Receipt of Tobacco Treatment Counseling within the US Context of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use Implementation

This study provides important data on the national trends in receipt of health professional advice to quit smoking and other tobacco use in the context of the ACA and Meaningful Use implementation and whether these policies helped to narrow the gaps in r
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 20, 2017 18:36
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[Florida] MOFFETT: Tobacco companies unfairly target underprivilaged communities

We all have an ability to make an impact by calling out the big tobacco industry for what they are, predators. It is obvious the tobacco industry shamelessly benefits from minorities and vulnerable groups that use cigarettes as a form of self-medication.
The Oracle (University of South Florida)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:15
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Global Campaign to Smoke Out Tobacco Firms from UN Body

The Governing Body – which will hold its upcoming 331st sessions beginning October 26 through November 9 —is expected to decide whether to sever tobacco companies from its partnership with ILO. “If the ILO is to live up to its promise of promoting right
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:24
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[Illinois] Smoking ban vexes Decatur public housing residents

Residents who live at Decatur Housing Authority properties will soon be barred from smoking there as part of a nationwide smoking ban for federally subsidized public housing, and local officials are bracing for blowback. While the ban will take effect n
Decatur (IL) Herald & Review
added Oct 19, 2017 18:57
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Chinese immigrant men smokers’ sources of cigarettes in Canada: A qualitative study [FREE FULL TEXT] (PDF)

Chinese Canadian immigrant men used various means to obtain cheap cigarettes. Future research studies could explore more detailed features of access to expose gaps in policy and improve tobacco regulatory frameworks.
Tobacco Induced Diseases (de)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:20
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5 insights about areas with the highest smoking rates in the u.s.

“It’s like there are two worlds now... Here are five insights from these experts about challenges and strategies for eliminating tobacco-related disparities across the country. For more, watch the full recording of the Warner Series: Tobacco Disparities
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Oct 19, 2017 00:09
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[Illinois] LETTER: Bogus studies show lawsuit abuse

. A well-funded front group for tobacco, big oil, insurance, and pharmaceutical companies is behind an annual campaign aimed at sowing confusion and demonizing our civil justice system. “Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week” should be seen for what it really is:
Mount Vernon (IL) Register-News
added Oct 18, 2017 02:59
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