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SIDDIQI: Secondhand smoking is causing thousands of stillbirths in developing countries

Our findings suggest that smoking is a key contributor to the indoor air pollution of homes....Healthcare professionals working with pregnant women should be aware of these issues and be proactive in offering advice and support to pregnant women who are
The Conversation (au)
added Jul 27, 2018 21:42
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Study Suggests HUD’s New Smoke-Free Policy Will Help More Low-Income Smokers Quit

It found that, while low-income smokers were significantly less likely to live in smoke-free homes, those who did live in such homes were much more likely to be successful quitters. Implementing smoke-free policies in low-income housing is one way to inc
University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
added Jul 27, 2018 20:22
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Who Still Smokes in the U.S. – and Why?

often overlapping factors such as income, education and geography. Disparities in these areas are stark, and are key to whether and how smokers try to quit the country’s leading cause of preventable disease and death.
U.S. News & World Report
added Jul 27, 2018 14:28
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Role of stakeholders in Nigeria’s tobacco control journey after the FCTC: lessons for tobacco control advocacy in low-income and middle-income countries [FREE FULL TEXT]

The Policy Dystopia Model and WHO categories of industry interference provide a helpful framework for understanding tobacco control debates in low/middle-income countries (LMICs) as in high-income countries. One difference in LMIC is the important role of
Tobacco Control
added Jul 26, 2018 00:32
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Individualised tobacco affordability in the UK 2002–2014: findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project [FREE FULL TEXT]

An individualised measure of tobacco affordability provided useful insights on the impact of tobacco taxes, social inequalities and purchase patterns in the UK. Although tobacco became less affordable, the annual rate of decline was low, suggesting annual
Tobacco Control
added Jul 23, 2018 23:47
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Secondhand Smoke Causing Thousands Of Still Births in Developing Countries

The team from York looked at the number of pregnancies alongside smoking exposure data in 30 developing countries from 2008 to 2013. The analysis revealed that in Armenia, Indonesia, Jordan, Bangladesh and Nepal more than 50% of pregnant women reported
Eurasia Review (blog)
added Jul 23, 2018 06:13
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Effects of cigarette prices on intention to quit, quit attempts, and successful cessation among African American smokers

Tobacco tax policy alone may not be enough to increase quit attempts or successful cessation among African Americans. Community-based cessation programs tailored towards African American smokers, especially low-income menthol smokers, are needed.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 23, 2018 05:58
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Secondhand smoke exposure during pregnancy: a cross-sectional analysis of data from Demographic and Health Survey from 30 low-income and middle-income countries

We have demonstrated that SHS exposure during pregnancy is far more common than active smoking in LMICs, accounting for more stillbirths than active smoking. Protecting pregnant women from SHS exposure should be a key strategy to improve maternal and chil
Tobacco Control
added Jul 20, 2018 02:08
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[UK] Decline in stop smoking aids being prescribed by GPs, says charity

Patients who smoke are being “discriminated against” with a 75% decline in stop smoking aids being prescribed by GPs and pharmacists in England, according to analysis by a charity. The British Lung Foundation claims Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
Press Association (uk)
added Jul 16, 2018 14:58
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[UK] Smokers forced to quit on their own after funding cuts

Thousands of smokers are being left without the support they need to quit after prescriptions of products to help them stop plummeted by 75% over the last decade, according to a report. GPs are the most common first port of call for smokers who want to b
The Observer (uk)
added Jul 16, 2018 13:42
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