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[Asia, Bangladesh] Tobacco Control Law & Smoke-free Environment

PROGGA and The Daily Star recently organised a roundtable on "Tobacco Control Law & Smoke-free Environment". Here we publish a summary of the discussions...on March 12 this year the government has finalized necessary rules of the Law. It clearly delineat
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Apr 30, 2015 13:24
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[UK, UK-Wales] The future of life expectancy and life expectancy inequalities in England and Wales: Bayesian spatiotemporal forecasting

Present forecasts underestimate the expected rise in life expectancy, especially for men, and hence the need to provide improved health and social services and pensions for elderly people in England and Wales. Health and social policies are needed to cur
The Lancet (uk)
added Apr 30, 2015 07:28
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[UK] Life expectancy increases but gap widens between rich and poor

The gap between the sexes has closed, probably in part because more women are smoking, reducing their chances of a longer life. Ezzati quoted the Oxford epidemiologist Sir Richard Peto, who said: “If women smoke like men, they die like men.” Deaths among
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 30, 2015 07:27
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China chokes as tobacco profits a tough habit to quit

Cheap cigarettes are a mainstay of daily life in the southwestern province of Yunnan. "A lot of people smoke here. It's all because of the local economy. Many tobacco companies are set up here in Yunnan," said Zhang Jie, as he lit up..."It's good for th
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 29, 2015 13:36
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[Connecticut] Secondhand smoke exposure remains high among kids, adults in poverty

exposure remains especially high for children ages 3 to 11, African-Americans and those who live in poverty or rental housing, according to a recent report. Jessica Hollenbach, the director of asthma programs at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center,
Danbury (CT) News-Times
added Apr 27, 2015 09:03
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Inequities in Workplace Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Nonsmoking Women of Reproductive Age

Nine percent of women reported workplace secondhand smoke exposure. Prevalence decreased with increasing age, education, and earnings. Workplace secondhand smoke exposure was associated with chemical exposure (
American Journal of Public Health
added Apr 26, 2015 12:55
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[Asia, India] 'Tobacco, alcohol most common substances used by streetkids'

The study titled 'Assessment of pattern, profile and correlates of substance use among children in India' was carried out in 2012-13, to collect information on pattern of substance use and profile of children using substances and to collect information o
Zee News (in)
added Apr 25, 2015 21:15
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[UK] Associations Between E-Cigarette Type, Frequency of Use, and Quitting Smoking: Findings From a Longitudinal Online Panel Survey in Great Britain

Compared with respondents not using e-cigarettes, daily tank users were more likely, and non-daily cigalike users were less likely, to have quit. Tanks were more likely to be used by older respondents and respondents with lower education.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 21, 2015 10:26
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[Asia] India's bidi workers suffer for 1,000-a-day habit

The bidis outsell their filtered, paper-bound rivals by eight to one, giving the industry's bosses a financial and political clout that critics say accounts for the recent shelving of plans for larger health warnings...more than 70 percent of the workers
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Apr 19, 2015 10:28
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[Washington] HARRIS: Banning smoking or harassing the poor?

Visit realchangenews.org to sign our petition asking the parks department to not use public health to punish the poor. There are many things our city might legitimately do to create a healthier Seattle. Harassing the poor out of our downtown parks is
Real Change
added Apr 18, 2015 15:31
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