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[Kentucky] The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia

Smoking increases lung cancer risk by up to 14 times—not enough to account for all the cases in the region....The most likely explanation is that many carcinogens are mixing together: adding radon or asbestos to smoking pushes the risk up to 300 times hig
Newsweek
added Jul 28, 2015 12:21
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[UK] Woman, 42, set up her home as a shop to sell counterfeit Gucci and Ralph Lauren clothes, knock-off perfume and illicit tobacco worth £3,000

Kelly Marie Pearson stored almost £3,000 worth of fake goods at her home ... Court said it was not 'victimless crime' as counterfeit cigarettes are encouraging 'poorest people' to smoke
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 19, 2015 22:27
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Researchers find disparities in smoke-free laws

Communities with less education and lower per capita income are less likely to have laws that completely prohibit smoking in public places, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Public Health that examined community level dispar
HealthCanal.com
added Jul 18, 2015 13:03
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ClearWay Minnesota(SM) grants to bring cessation help to low-income tobacco users

today approved five new grants to community-based organizations serving Minnesotans of low socioeconomic status. The grants will fund these organizations to create pathways to quit-smoking help for the low-income tobacco users they already serve.
PR Newswire
added Jul 17, 2015 12:35
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U.S. Chamber Interference in Countries’ Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use: Country Case Studies

The U.S. Chamber and its European AmCham affiliates, expressing many of the same arguments used by the tobacco industry, intervened at a number of points during TPD negotiations arguing that proposed measures such as standardized packaging (also known as
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids International
added Jul 16, 2015 13:23
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New Report Details How U.S. Chamber of Commerce Helps Tobacco Industry Fight Life-Saving Policies in Over a Dozen Countries

shows that the U.S. Chamber’s pro-tobacco activities span the globe and often target low- and middle-income countries vulnerable to bullying by the economic might of the leading U.S. business lobby. These countries include Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Jamai
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 16, 2015 13:14
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TOC: Themed Issue on Interventions to Reduce Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

Outcomes of a Tailored Intervention for Cigarette Smoking Cessation Among Latinos Living With HIV/AIDS / Social Branding to Decrease Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Young Adult Smoking / Correlates of Adherence to Varenicline Among HIV+ Smokers
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 15, 2015 17:35
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EDITORIAL: Interventions to Reduce Tobacco-Related Health Disparities [FREE FULL TEXT]

A major conclusion in the 1998 report was that prevention and cessation efforts in racial/ethnic communities are limited by underdeveloped tobacco control infrastructures and low levels of resources for research, program development, and program dissemi
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 15, 2015 17:32
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ARCHIVE: Editorial: Peer reviewed journals, science and social justice

Tobacco Control has benefited from opportunities to enhance connections with authors and potential authors from low/middle income countries (LMICs)...consideration of both the relative advantages enjoyed by some authors and the lessons less-privileged col
Tobacco Control
added Jul 14, 2015 14:28
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AUDIO: California ballot measure seeks signatures for cigarette tax

Analysis by the California Budget and Policy Center of 2012's Proposition 29 tobacco tax initiative found a tobacco tax increase would disproportionately affect low-income Californians, who spend a larger share of their incomes on tobacco products.
89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio
added Jul 14, 2015 11:24
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