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[Asia] India Tobacco Giant Tries Short Cigarettes as Taxes Hit Demand

India’s smokers are favoring cheaper options such as chewing and leaf-wrapped tobacco over cigarettes, as rising taxes prompt British American Tobacco Plc’s Indian associate to sell shorter sticks with lower duties.
Bloomberg News
added Apr 17, 2015 16:16

[Washington] Parks’ smoking ban: Will homeless be the targets?

Seattle looks to be following in the footsteps of New York, San Francisco, Boston and Portland in imposing a tobacco ban in all Seattle parks. If everything goes to according to plan, the city’s parks could be smokeless by early this summer. City offici
Crosscut (Seattle, WA)
added Apr 15, 2015 18:28

[Asia] The heterogeneous effects of cigarette prices on brand choice in China: implications for tobacco control policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

Only a small percentage of low-income and less educated Chinese smokers switched to cheaper brands in response to price increases. Hence, the concern of the Chinese government that a cigarette tax increase will lead to large-scale brand switching is not s
Tobacco Control
added Apr 9, 2015 15:25

[China] Differential responsiveness to cigarette price by education and income among adult urban Chinese smokers [FREE FULL TEXT]

The total impact of cigarette price increase would be larger if its impact on smoking initiation and cessation, as well as the price-reducing behaviours such as brand switching and trading down, were taken into account.
Tobacco Control
added Apr 9, 2015 15:20

Secondhand smoke still on the rise

Statistics from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show that reduced exposure to SHS have been slower and exposure remains higher among children, African-Americans, those living in poverty and those living in rental housing.
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune]
added Apr 9, 2015 00:01

[UK] Britain is quitting smoking. Can our success inspire the rest of the world?

From Monday, small UK shops will be forced to hide cigarettes, but big tobacco is exploiting huge new markets in China, India and Pakistan
The Observer (uk)
added Apr 5, 2015 12:28

ARCHIVE: Association of Cancer Sites With Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption and Socioeconomic Status of Patients: Interview Study From the Third National Cancer Survey

Significant positive associations with cigarette smoking were found for cancers of the lung, larynx, oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, bladder, kidney, and uterine cervix. Other forms of tobacco were associated with cancers of the oral cavity, l
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
added Apr 4, 2015 14:35

[India] AHMAD: WHIPLASH: There is no proof that smoking kills

How is it that the poor who often have little access to food and water, always seem to have access to tobacco and bidis?...If we were as efficient about distributing food and water etc. as we were about bidis everyone would be happy. Except the tobacco i
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 3, 2015 22:34

The association of area-level social class and tobacco use with adverse breast cancer characteristics among white and black women: evidence from Maryland, 1992-2003

Area-level tobacco consumption may capture cases' direct use and second hand smoke exposure, but also may identify neighborhoods with excess cancer-related behavioral or environmental exposures, beyond those measured by social class.
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Apr 2, 2015 17:32

[Asia] MENDOZA: Curbing Tobacco Use – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The numbers are in, and there’s not much to celebrate: every year, about six million people die as a result of tobacco use, including 600,000 who succumb to the effects of second-hand smoke.
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Apr 2, 2015 11:50
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