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Mercury News editorial: California's historic anti-smoking week

The next logical step for Californians will come this fall, when an initiative for a $2 a pack tobacco tax increase should be on the ballot. The $1.5 billion in annual revenue would go for anti-smoking programs and provide desperately needed funding to i
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added May 6, 2016 04:35
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Cost of e-cigarettes remain higher in many countries

The cost of e-cigarettes remains higher than the cost of combustible cigarettes in many countries, according to recent research. “For policymakers and advocates who aim to persuade combustible cigarette smokers to switch to e-cigarettes, this finding pr
Healio.com
added May 3, 2016 16:30
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[Asia, India] Spare a thought for tobacco farmers: ITC chief

The Central government’s moves to enforce larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products could affect the livelihoods of 4.8 crore people in India, said Chairman of ITC Limited Y.C Deveshwar here on Friday.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Apr 30, 2016 21:26
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Smokers' ranks look conspicuously sparse in Obamacare

Insurers – who can charge higher rates in most states to admitted smokers – are steamed. They say the cheating that smokers do to escape tobacco surcharges on their monthly premiums means higher rates for everyone else.
Northwest Cable News (Seattle, WA)
added Apr 30, 2016 21:26
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[Ireland] Smoking costing healthcare system half a billion a year

Head of Services and Advocacy at the Irish Cancer Society Donal Buggy said: “This is a positive and significant contribution to the existing evidence on tobacco consumption and its effects, and covers a broad range of costs associated with smoking.” “It
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Apr 30, 2016 21:26
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[Ireland] Cost of smoking to healthcare system revealed in new study

Smoking has cost our healthcare system a total of €506m as well as €1bn in lost productivity per year, a new study has found. The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the report, published by the Department of Health.
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Apr 30, 2016 19:30
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[Iowa] Law column: Some tips on handling smoking in the workplace

First, an employer can ban smoking entirely on its own property. An Iowa employer does not have to provide smoking breaks, smoking areas or any accommodations for smokers. Second, it is legal for employers to charge employees more for health insurance b
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Apr 30, 2016 18:56
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[UK] POLL: Smoking comes at a million-pound price

The financial cost of smoking in North Somerset is exceeding £40million a year, new data suggests, including a £7million burden on the NHS. Anti-smoking charity, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), has revealed the regional and national estimated cost of
Ely Standard (uk)
added Apr 25, 2016 14:39
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[UK] Three million refused NHS ops... for smoking or being too fat: Third of trusts deny routine procedures including hip and knee replacements to overweight patients

Up to three million patients are being refused NHS operations unless they lose weight or quit smoking, an investigation reveals.... And one in eight will not fund these operations for smokers, instead offering them nicotine gum, patches and advice on how
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 25, 2016 14:27
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[UK] Medics warn over restricted surgery to overweight people

Policies to restrict surgery based on a person's weight could affect a "significant proportion" of the population, the RCS said The RCS said people who are overweight and smokers are becoming "soft targets" for NHS savings after its latest report found t
Press Association (uk)
added Apr 25, 2016 14:27
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