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FRIED: How investing in public health could cure many health care problems

Now that the Cassidy-Graham bill has been pulled, it’s a good time to think about concrete ways to improve health and health care in our country... Efforts at smoking cessation should also be increased. The total economic cost of smoking in the United St
The Conversation (au)
added Oct 3, 2017 12:50
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[Australia, Canada] Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest plotting 'assault' on the tobacco industry

Suing big tobacco for the costs of smoking-related illnesses is on the radar of an organisation set up by billionaire iron ore magnate and philanthropist Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest. The $75-million Eliminate Cancer Initiative (ECI), funded by Mr Forrest an
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Sep 30, 2017 16:45
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The impact of tobacco control policies on smoking initiation in Europe

non-price tobacco control policies have no significant effect on the age of onset of smoking either for males or females. Current tobacco control policies do not seem to discourage young individuals from starting to smoke....special tobacco control polici
VoxEU.org (Centre for Economic Policy Research) (uk)
added Sep 30, 2017 03:06
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[Asia] Sri Lanka government spends SLR 72 billion yearly for those suffering from diseases caused by tobacco smoking

Dr. Samantha Kumara Kithalawaarachchi, the Director to His Excellency, the President of Sri Lanka, Presidential Secretariat, spoke about the current situation in regard to tobacco taxation in Sri Lanka.
Asian Tribune
added Sep 28, 2017 17:43
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Welcome to the Tobacco Control Policy tool

This website provides decision-makers and health professionals with estimates of the projected impact of four specific tobacco control policies on public health in the United States. The estimates were derived from simulations of over 2,200 policy scena
Tobacco Control Policy (TCP) tool
added Sep 28, 2017 15:10
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Interactive web tool shows potential impact of tobacco policies

The Tobacco Control Policy (TCP) tool shows that raising the minimum age to 21 nationwide would save 306,000 lives. The tool was built by University of Michigan researchers and the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) lung conso
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Sep 28, 2017 15:07
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[UK] Smoking In Your Car Can Stub Out £2,000 From Its Value

A survey run by Carbuyer asked consumers if they’d buy a used car that’d been smoked in. Of the 6,000 people who responded, 87% said they wouldn’t. Those findings are echoed by the automotive data specialists at cap-hpi, who estimate that once potential
carbuyer (uk)
added Sep 27, 2017 16:28
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[Japan] Public smoking regulations may be on horizon for Tokyo

the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer is hosting its annual World Conference on Lung Cancer in Yokohama...We are encouraged that Tokyo may join its peers in implementing smoking bans to protect the lungs and lives of its citizens.
Japan Today
added Sep 27, 2017 00:02
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[UK] Student smokers urged to team up with the Quit Squad

The Quit Squad, funded by Lancashire County Council and delivered by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, is advising students that not only could they save money by quitting smoking they would also improve their overall health and reduce the risks of c
Champion Newspapers (uk)
added Sep 26, 2017 14:28
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[Asia, Uae] Tobacco demand to fall 40% after new excise tax

National tobacco demand in the UAE is expected to slump by 40 per cent after a new 100 per cent excise tax on cigarettes goes into force October 1, say health and tax experts. An effective doubling of prices for a single pack of cigarettes will not only
Gulf News (ae)
added Sep 26, 2017 15:07
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