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Employee health plans charge smokers extra but don’t help them quit

Almost half of small employers that charge tobacco users extra for their health insurance don’t offer wellness programs to help employees stop smoking, according to a recent study. The Affordable Care Act permits these surcharges only when employers prov
added Mar 16, 2018 21:36
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Health groups say a proposed amendment could undermine Florida’s anti-smoking campaign

A coalition of health organizations are warning that a proposed state constitutional amendment would undermine Florida’s smoking prevention efforts resulting in higher smoking rates and, eventually, higher health care costs as the result of an increase i
The Capitolist
added Mar 16, 2018 20:53

Behavioral Economic Purchase Tasks to Estimate Demand for Novel Nicotine/Tobacco Products and Prospectively Predict Future Use: Evidence from the Netherlands

This paper uses a behavioral economic approach to test whether smokers have differential demand for conventional factory-made, electronic, and very low nicotine content cigarettes (FMCs/ECs/VLNCs) ...greater demand was observed for FMCs relative to ECs an
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Mar 15, 2018 14:13
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[District of Columbia] Lung Cancer Advocates Join American Lung Association on Capitol Hill to Support Everyone Facing Lung Cancer, the Leading Cancer Killer

The American Lung Association and LUNG FORCE Heroes – those personally impacted by lung cancer – from all 50 states have come together today at the U.S. Capitol to urge Congress to support policies that will help save lives during the American Lung Associ
PR Newswire
added Mar 14, 2018 21:21

[Mid-east, Palestine] Tobacco tax leaves Gazan dreams up in smoke

"I wish I could give up smoking - —not for my health, but because the government imposes such high taxes on tobacco," Ahmed tells The New Arab. He smokes two packs of cigarettes a day. "These taxes are the reason why I'm drenched in debt."
The New Arab (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 22:24

Here’s how many South Africans still smoke every day

Smoking has come into sharp focus this past week after department of health director-general, Precious Matsoso, confirmed that new proposals for changes to South Africa’s smoking laws will be presented before the end of March. Among the proposals, a bla
BusinessTech (za)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:10
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[UK] People who quit smoking ‘save thousands on life cover’

People who give up smoking can save thousands of pounds on their life insurance premiums, an analysis shows. Those who quit the habit could be eligible for non-smoker premium rates if they have not smoked tobacco or used any nicotine replacement produ
Health Insurance Daily (uk)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:53

[Australia] $16bn up in smoke as tobacco use rises for first time in decade

Expenditure on tobacco products, which has been in steady decline for a generation, rose 2.6 per cent in the final quarter of 2017...“People can buy lethal tobacco cigarettes on every street corner but are unable to legally purchase a far safer alternati
The Australian (au)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:07

[UK] Tobacco licences and a 'polluter levy' could be introduced to stop smoking in Greater Manchester

PLANS to eradicate smoking in Greater Manchester by 2028 could see more smoke free places introduced, tobacco retailers licensed and a 'polluter levy' implemented. A couple from Bolton is helping the region towards this goal by becoming the face of a ne
This is Bolton / Bolton Evening News (BEN) (uk)
added Mar 13, 2018 15:27

[Asia-pacific, Australia, UK] Secrecy over costs in Philip Morris plain packaging case stokes TPP fears

Coalition refuses to reveal how much tobacco giant’s investor-state dispute settlement bid cost... The federal government ... was ordered to disclose it by the information commissioner this year. NXT senator Rex Patrick said the Department of Health lod
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 10, 2018 16:11
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