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[Africa, Kenya] Why COPD Will Be the 3rd Leading Killer by 2030

Key among the causes of COPD is cigarettes smoking. To reduce the number of COPD cases, several countries have drafted stringent laws that govern smokers. These laws are aimed at discouraging people from stopping to smoke....the launch of Global Alliance
onislam (eg)
added Nov 16, 2014 16:13
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[Philippines] Stubbing out a costly addiction

The 2013 National Nutrition and Health Survey (NNHeS) reveals there were 3.2 million fewer Filipinos smoking after the passage of the Sin Tax Law, averting about 32,000 smoking-related deaths and billions worth of economic burden.
Business World (ph)
added Nov 16, 2014 16:11
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SCANLON: Cigarette smoking can kill you, so why do people do it?

Why are smokers misinformed? The misperceptions are largely perpetuated by communications by the tobacco industry. My focus is mostly on packaging, so how does the industry use packaging to communicate with their consumer? Ever since other advertising r
Buffalo (NY) News
added Nov 15, 2014 09:05
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[New York] As Great American Smokeout approaches, several stats still alarm

Western New York has some of the highest smoking rates in the state, including 26 percent in Erie County and 27 percent in Niagara County, according to officials with Roswell Park Cancer Institute. And tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable
Buffalo (NY) News
added Nov 15, 2014 09:02
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Abrupt nicotine reduction as an endgame policy: a randomised trial

cigarettes priced according to nicotine content...12 weeks supply of free very low nicotine content (VLNC) cigarettes...Smokers unmotivated to quit reduce their usual cigarette consumption (and thus nicotine exposure) when VLNC cigarettes are made availab
Tobacco Control
added Nov 15, 2014 08:29
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British American Tobacco : Tobacco Farming: Debating the Future

In recent years, there has been considerable debate about the social, environmental and economic impact of tobacco growing, especially in developing countries and some orgnaisations are calling for tobacco farmers to be encouraged to switch to alternativ
4-traders.com (fr)
added Nov 14, 2014 17:02
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Impact of tobacco control interventions on socioeconomic inequalities in smoking: review of the evidence [FREE FULL TEXT]

Increased tobacco price via tax is the intervention with the greatest potential to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in smoking. Other measures studied appear unlikely to reduce inequalities in smoking without specific efforts to reach disadvantaged smoke
Tobacco Control
added Nov 13, 2014 21:30
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TEENS CONTINUE TO LIGHT UP CIGARS, HOOKAH AND PIPES / High Prevalence of Cigars and the Dual Use of Combusted Tobacco Products Delay the Demise of Cigarettes

the public health and tobacco control communities are eager to secure meaningful changes that can significantly accelerate the decline in tobacco use. We urge the FDA to move swiftly to adopt a final rule to get the job done.
American Legacy Foundation
added Nov 13, 2014 20:57
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WARNER/POLLACK: The Nicotine Fix

America’s cigarette addiction may seem to be mostly over. But low-income Americans continue to smoke—and die—at alarming rates. A radical new strategy could help them quit once and for all... This mixed-modality tobacco-control regulatory strategy would
The Atlantic Monthly
added Nov 13, 2014 14:58
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[Nebraska] VIDEO: Cigar smoking fate unknown

Several people interviewed – non-smokers and smokers alike – said the ban was too intrusive on free choice. But beyond the general discontent of the recent ruling, there was a hidden trace of delight. Katrina Thomas, 37, a case manager for low-income fa
NewsNetNebraska (University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications)
added Nov 12, 2014 15:23
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