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Have Americans finally quit smoking cigarettes?

Medicaid programs in each of the 50 states offer at least some access to quitting treatments, but only nine states offer individual and group counseling, as well as access to the medications approved by the FDA. A press release from the CDC outlining th
Bay Area BusinessWoman
added Nov 13, 2015 23:51

Adults on Medicaid, uninsured twice as likely to smoke

The smoking rate of adults without insurance or on Medicaid is more than twice as high as among those who have private health insurance, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Efforts to cut smoking have been most
added Nov 13, 2015 02:22
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Feds move to make public housing a tobacco smoke-free zone

The move would improve resident health and save $153 million annually / Some worry it would lead to evictions for tobacco-addicted residents
McClatchy Newspapers
added Nov 13, 2015 02:17

McARDLE: 'Ban Smoking' Means 'Evict Defiant Smokers'

The report airily dismisses the horrors of eviction with a cheery note that this draconian threat might help reduce disparities in smoking rates between rich and poor. You know, if the poor have to choose between smoking while homeless or not smoking at
Bloomberg View
added Nov 12, 2015 22:17

Adult cigarette smoking reaches new low -- but stays stubbornly high among some groups

The CDC report underscores that the smoking habit has been hardest to extinguish among several categories of American adults -- most notably, the poor. Only 12.9% of adults who have private health insurance continue to smoke cigarettes, but 29.1% of thos
Los Angeles Times
added Nov 12, 2015 22:15

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Falls to New Low

CDC says less than 17 percent are lighting up, but big gap remains between well-off and poor
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 12, 2015 21:47

Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2005–2014 Weekly

To assess progress toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 objective of reducing the percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes to ≤12.0%,* CDC assessed the most recent national estimates of smoking prevalence among adults aged ≥18 years using data f
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 12, 2015 20:50
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U.S. Smoking Rate Declines, but Poor Remain at Higher Risk

But the national numbers mask deep trouble spots within the American population. About 43 percent of less educated Americans smoked in 2014, compared with just 5 percent of those with a graduate degree. About a third of Americans insured by Medicaid, the
New York Times
added Nov 12, 2015 20:48

[UK-Scotland] New study finds financial incentives to help pregnant women stop smoking are highly cost-effective

The scientific journal Addiction has today published the first cost-effectiveness analysis of financial incentives to help pregnant women stop smoking. The report found that financial incentives are highly cost-effective, with an incremental cost-effectiv
added Nov 12, 2015 14:44

[New York] Nat Sherman Celebrates 85th Anniversary With $100,000 Charitable Donation

in celebration of its 85th anniversary, the Company has raised over $100,000 for food banks and hunger-related charities across the country, including over $30,000 for City Harvest in New York City...raised funds by hosting a series of high-profile dinne
PR Newswire
added Nov 11, 2015 20:26
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