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Continued implications of taxing roll-your-own tobacco as pipe tobacco in the USA [FREE FULL TEXT]

states will continue to lose revenue, and smokers who would otherwise quit will continue to have a low-cost alternative product available for purchase. Potential solutions include: (1) US Treasury Department distinguishing between RYO and pipe tobacco bas
Tobacco Control
added May 29, 2015 09:57
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[China, Hong Kong, Thailand] Did the tobacco industry inflate estimates of illicit cigarette consumption in Asia? An empirical analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

first study to directly validate an industry-funded estimate of illicit cigarette consumption, using a comparable estimation framework... the industry-funded estimate of illicit cigarette consumption for Hong Kong had been inflated by at least 133%.
Tobacco Control
added May 29, 2015 09:41
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[UK] Smoking not only kills, it plunges children into POVERTY because parents 'prioritise cigarettes over food'

The addiction places a financial burden on low-income families, causing parents to choose between buying cigarettes and putting food on the table. Researchers fear parents are likely to forgo basic household and food necessities in order to fund their hab
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 29, 2015 09:21
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[UK] Smoking ban 'reduced annual rate of child respiratory problems by 11,000'

Researchers say introduction of UK’s smoke-free legislation in 2007 was followed by immediate 3.5% drop in admissions among under-15s, saving the health service £17m a year
The Guardian (uk)
added May 29, 2015 09:14
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[UK] Smoking parents plunging nearly half a million children into poverty, says new research

Around half of the 2.3 million children living in relative poverty in the UK have a parent who smokes, the analysis by the University of Nottingham found. However, a further 400,000 would be classified as being in poverty if their parents’ weekly expend
The Independent (uk)
added May 28, 2015 23:01
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Pakistan] Tackling illicit tobacco trade

It must be noted that while Pakistans share in total cigarettes consumed in this 14-market sample was 11.1 percent, its share in the illicit tobacco consumed in this market was 22.7 percent. That makes the country third-largest contributor, behind Vietnam
(Karachi, Pakistan) Business Recorder (pk)
added May 28, 2015 22:58
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Cost of a lifetime of smoking equivalent to an 800 sq ft flat, Chinese University study finds

Assuming consumption of one packet a day, Hong Kong smokers spend an average of HK$20,440 a year. Vivian Lee Wing-yan... "The money spent on cigarettes can be used on investment instead to potentially increase their assets,"..., ahead of World No Tobacco
South China Morning Post
added May 27, 2015 18:22
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[Africa, Nigeria] OBI: Why legislators must be fair on tobacco legislation

While other groups presented their memoranda, which were based on factual information in a civil manner, a member of the anti-tobacco groups attempted to scare members of the committee and others by bandying exaggerated figures to make his case better th
Lagos Guardian (ng)
added May 27, 2015 10:14
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[UK] Lack of sleep is behind low productivity - but smoking and drinking are fine

Researchers have discovered that the amount workers smoke, eat or drink alcohol does not affect their productivity in the office. However, those who had six hours or less a night were significantly less productive than those who got seven or eight hours’
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added May 26, 2015 08:46
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[UK] The real reason you're not productive at work? Lack of SLEEP: Get seven hours a night and you can 'drink, eat and smoke what you like'

Smoking, drinking and eating does not affect productivity at work as much as having six hours sleep or less does, according to new research carried out by Cambridge University and Rand Europe (file picture, posed)
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 26, 2015 08:44
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