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SAVANT: Do Smokers Cost Society More?

According to many studies (but not all), the lifetime health care costs for smokers and obese people, whose lives are shorter, are indeed lower than fit, healthy people who live much longer. The admonitions against smoking and obesity are not generated by
added Sep 1, 2014 14:18
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[UK] Cigarette smuggler caught FOUR times is spared jail

was caught with contraband cigarettes for the fourth time after a secret camera was rigged up outside his home. But Keith Betham, 55, of St Wilfred’s Drive, Rochdale, was spared jail by a judge who concluded he had cost the public enough already with his
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 19:55

RADCLIFFE: For Policy Discouraging Smoking, FDA Defies Common Sense in Weighing 'Lost Pleasure' Against Health Benefits

there is no theoretical basis for including as a cost of the policies the pleasure consumers no longer receive when, aided by the policies, they rationally choose (as Nudge puts it) "to make their lives longer, healthier, and better."
Huffington Post (blog)
added Aug 29, 2014 19:35

[New York] Stubbed Out / The cigar industry says the FDA’s proposed regulations would be devastating.

The regulations would impose three new rules that the cigar industry views as particularly devastating. First, they would subject many new cigars to a pre-market review process, which the industry says is somewhat comparable to the process the agency us
National Review
added Aug 29, 2014 14:10

Can China diminish its burden of non-communicable diseases and injuries by promoting health in its policies, practices, and incentives? [FREE FULL TEXT]

China is the world's largest consumer of tobacco. In 2010, an estimated 301 million people or 28·1% of adults (52·9% of men and 2·4% of women) aged 15 years and older were smokers,73, 74 with a particularly high rate in Chinese men aged 45—64 years (63·0
The Lancet (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:51
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[Australia] Plain packaging claims up in smoke: study

"As Big Tobacco desperately tries to misrepresent the impact of plain packaging in Australia to try to stop the dominoes falling in the UK and beyond, this research yet again underscores why you can't believe a word this industry says." Cancer Council Vi
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Aug 29, 2014 13:47
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[Indiana] Bar Owner Says Kokomo Smoking Ban May Close Business

Monday night, the city’s common council voted 5 to 4 in favor of an all-inclusive smoking ban. Bartender Holly Long says she’s a single mother and won’t be able to make ends meet if the ban passes. “You have your choice if you want to walk into the bar
Indiana Public Media - WFIU / WTIU
added Aug 29, 2014 13:41

[UK] Bradford becomes first council in country to stop logging numbers who quit smoking

BRADFORD Council has become the first local authority in the country to opt out of collecting data about people quitting smoking, saying monitoring the issue using old NHS targets is "not an effective use of taxpayers' money".
Bradford Telegraph and Argus (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 11:33

[Asia, Sri Lanka] Youth and tobacco

According to the Alcohol and Drug Information Center (ADIC), the government follows the guidelines of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) with intention to reduce tobacco use and exposure. The guidelines/measures of the WHO are art
The Nation (lk)
added Aug 27, 2014 02:12

An Evaluation of FDA’s Analysis of the Costs and Benefits of the Graphic Warning Label Regulation

FDA omitted many potentially important benefits, including those derived by nonsmokers whose exposure to second-hand smoke would be reduced, benefits associated with reduced maternal smoking during pregnancy, and benefits attributable to reductions in sev
Tobacconomics (Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago)
added Aug 26, 2014 21:35
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