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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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[Tennessee] Nashville exempt from public housing smoking ban, MDHA says

But MDHA has converted almost all of its public housing to Section 8 housing — which exempts Nashville from this smoke-free rule, according to Jamie Berry, communications director for MDHA. Berry said 18 of their 20 housing facilities have been converte
The Tennessean
added Jul 16, 2018 12:50
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Risk factors associated with early smoking onset in two large birth cohorts [FREE FULL TEXT]

Results also show that childhood smoking is now more linked to early life disadvantages, as MCS children were especially likely to smoke if their mother had low education or used cigarettes, or if the child had a friend who smoked. Although the prevalence
Science Direct
added Jul 12, 2018 14:47
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[UK] Peers and parents may have influenced drop in childhood smoking

Two consecutive generations of children in the UK had dramatically different rates of smoking at an early age, and one major reason may be the changing socioeconomic status and behaviors of their parents and friends, researchers say. Children born in 197
Reuters
added Jul 11, 2018 20:06
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[UK] More smokers in Poole admitted to hospital this year - but numbers decline across the country

THE number of hospital admissions attributed to smoking increased in Poole last year, bucking the regional and national trend. Figures published by the NHS show that there were 1,665 hospital trips across the borough for diseases that are either wholly
This is Bournemouth: The Bournemouth Daily Echo (uk)
added Jul 11, 2018 15:44
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Graphic health warnings on tobacco packets and containers: compliance status in Bangladesh

Effective implementation of GHW labels in low-income and middle-income countries requires awareness-raising among key stakeholders, combined with focused monitoring and compliance strategies. This should take into account different product categories and
Tobacco Control
added Jul 11, 2018 01:59
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SMOKING MAPPED: These are the worst places for smoking in the UK

BRITAIN'S worst towns for smoking have been revealed – and people in the poorest areas are four times more likely to light up than those in the richest./the local authority with the highest rate of male smokers is Rossendale in Lancashire, with 33.1% of
Daily Star (uk)
added Jul 10, 2018 12:58
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Socio-economic and racial/ethnic differences in e-cigarette uptake among cigarette smokers: Longitudinal analysis of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study

Black, Hispanic, and low-income smokers were less likely than White and higher-income smokers to begin using e-cigarettes in the context of quitting cigarettes. Differences in e-cigarette uptake may be partly explained by perceived harm or social norms o
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 9, 2018 15:01
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Cost-effectiveness of a smokeless tobacco control mass media campaign in India

This study suggests that tobacco control mass media campaigns can be cost-effective and economically justified in low-income and middle-income countries. It holds significant policy implications, calling for sustained investment in evidence-based mass me
Tobacco Control
added Jul 8, 2018 14:47
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Disparities in Smoking Cessation Assistance in US Primary Care Clinics

Disparities in smoking cessation assistance receipt exist in safety-net settings, in particular by health insurance coverage and across race/ethnicity, even after control for other socioeconomic and demographic factors.
American Journal of Public Health
added Jul 5, 2018 16:29
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