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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Death Rates from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)* Among Persons Aged ≥55 Years, by Sex and Urbanization of County of Residence†— United States, 2009–2011

were associated with more rural localities, with rates increasing steadily from the least to the most rural county. For males, the age-adjusted COPD death rate in rural counties was 59% higher than in large central metropolitan counties (284.3 versus 178.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 6, 2014 14:53
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[UK] CLARK: Stopping cancer: don't tell people to quit smoking, ban it

Quit smoking campaigns, even when communicated to the broad public, reinforce tobacco exposure as an individual choice alone...a focus on individual behaviour provides cover for the tobacco, food, beverage, and alcohol industries as they expand into devel
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 5, 2014 10:59
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November 2014, Volume 23, Number e2 - TOC: Social justice and health disparities

Tobacco Control
added Nov 3, 2014 15:34
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[UK-Scotland] Health inequality ‘Scotland’s greatest challenge’

coupled with decisive action to address alcohol consumption, reduce smoking rates, encourage active living, healthy eating, and promote positive mental health.”
The Scotsman (uk)
added Oct 29, 2014 10:02
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[UK-Scotland] Health inequality gap in Scotland narrows

Andrew Fraser, director of public health science at NHS Health Scotland, said: "Measures such as the ban on smoking in public places and minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol are likely to be effective, as would further regulation of the food industry.
BBC Online
added Oct 29, 2014 10:01
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SBP report reveals, Pakistanis blew away 250 billion in smoke

According to a report by the State Bank of Pakistan, during the fiscal year 2013/2014 smokers spent 250 billion rupees on purchasing almost 64.5 billion cigarettes in the country. The report states, that the cheapest cigarette available in Pakistan is pr
Frontier Post (pk)
added Oct 26, 2014 19:29
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The healthcare costs of secondhand smoke exposure in rural China

The adverse health effects of SHS exposure result in a large economic burden in China. Tobacco control policies that reduce SHS exposure could have an impact on reducing healthcare costs in China.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 22, 2014 09:03
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[Russia] Increased taxes, regulation key to fighting tobacco ‘epidemic,’ says UN health agency

The implementation of higher taxes on tobacco products and greater regulation for electronic cigarettes are among the decisions passed ...underscored the passing of Article 6 – a “landmark” decision taken by delegates in an effort to reduce the global con
UN News Service
added Oct 21, 2014 14:52
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[Canada] MOUALLEM: Edmonton smoking ban ignites debate on plaza's inclusiveness

Edmonton has made great strides with proactive task forces to end homelessness and eliminate poverty. But if only a blanket smoking bylaw is possible, which Mayor Don Iveson supports, it may send the opposite message.
Metro (ca)
added Oct 19, 2014 11:29
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[Australia] Disadvantaged youth and smoking in mature tobacco control contexts: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research

Surprisingly few qualitative studies focused exclusively on smoking and disadvantaged young people were found. Future qualitative studies on the intersection between specific psychosocial characteristics associated with disadvantage and increased smoking
Tobacco Control
added Oct 18, 2014 09:42
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