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Tennessee program to help pregnant women stop smoking considered 'gold standard'

Beth Bailey, a professor at East Tennessee State University who researches, among other topics, rural health disparities and the effects of prenatal environments, said the statewide maternal smoking rate only tells part of Tennessee's story. In some rur
Chattanooga (TN) Times & Free Press
added Oct 2, 2017 13:51
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Huge surge in lung deaths: Study reveals 30% spike in Americans dying from smoke diseases since 1980 - but the increase is mainly confined to the poor South

The rate of Americans dying from lung disease has rocketed 30 percent since 1980, new figures reveal. Researchers at the University of Washington analyzed death records stretching back 34 years from the US Census Bureau. They found the national rate of
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 1, 2017 08:05
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[UK] Quit success rates in England 2007-2017 [docx]

The improvement in success rates was exclusively in those with lower socioeconomic status. A previous analysis of Smoking Toolkit Study data collected predominantly in 2007 reported that smokers in lower socioeconomic groups were as likely as those in hi
Smoking in Britain Journal (uk)
added Sep 29, 2017 16:27
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[UK] Quitting at ‘decade high’ as smokers prepare for Stoptober

New data published in a University College of London (UCL) report shows quitting success rates are up to 19.8% for the first 6 months of this year, significantly higher than the average for the last 10 years (15.7%). The figures show, in particular, tha
LocalGov.co.uk (uk)
added Sep 29, 2017 16:23
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Smoking Policy Change Within Permanent Supportive Housing (PDF)

Our findings demonstrate the feasibility of implementing smoke-free policies in PSH for formerly homeless adults. However, policy alone appears insufficient to trigger change in smoking behavior, highlighting the need for additional cessation resources t
Journal of Community Health
added Sep 28, 2017 20:43
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Lung Association to Offer Quit-Smoking Programs for Residents of Public Housing with Support from Anthem Foundation

Ahead of smokefree public housing rule, Lung Association will provide Freedom From Smoking to help residents break tobacco addiction
PR Newswire
added Sep 27, 2017 21:38
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EDITORIAL: A smoke-free generation?

the relative impotence of international agencies and impecunious governments in the face of powerful multinational industries, and the complacency of governments in rich countries, which are content to observe rather than accelerate declining tobacco use
British Medical Journal
added Sep 20, 2017 14:21
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[Europe] The Fatal Toll of Cheap Cigarettes

“Tobacco companies can load price increases onto premium brands and sell cheaper cigarettes at a loss so that poor people and young people can still take up smoking,” said the lead author, Filippos Filippidis, a lecturer in public health at Imperial Coll
New York Times
added Sep 19, 2017 14:37
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Cheap Cigarettes in Europe Associated With Increased Infant Mortality

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Filippos Filippidis MD MPH PhD Lecturer in Public Health School of Public Health Imperial College London London
MedicalResearch.com
added Sep 19, 2017 14:33
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Association of Cigarette Price Differentials With Infant Mortality in 23 European Union Countries [FREE FULL TEXT]

Combined with other evidence, this research suggests that legislators should implement tobacco tax and price control measures that eliminate budget cigarettes.
JAMA Pediatrics (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
added Sep 19, 2017 14:12
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