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Working towards a smoke-free England

Our central forecast is for the Government to meet its smoke-free target – to reduce smoking prevalence to 5% or below of England’s adult population – around 2040. This forecast is based on a continuation of current above-inflation excise increases and k
Frontier Economics
added Nov 8, 2017 17:25
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Relationship between spending on electronic cigarettes, 30-day use, and disease symptoms among current adult cigarette smokers in the U.S. [FREE FULL TEXT]

E-cigarette expenditures might be a more useful measure of intensity of e-cigarette use. The additional health effect of e-cigarette use or expenditures among smokers independent of the effect of CPD suggests that e-cigarette use adds adverse health effe
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Nov 8, 2017 17:50
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Working towards a smoke-free England / A report prepared for Philip Morris Limited (PDF)

Executive summary: Our central forecast estimates that the Government’s smoke-free target will be met around 2040
Frontier Economics
added Nov 8, 2017 17:26
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[UK] Spice now half the price of tobacco in prisons, reveals Government report

At HMP Erlestoke near the Wiltshire town of Devizes, it said that combined with a smoking ban, the drug had helped fuel a sense of “hopelessness” among inmates.
The Independent (uk)
added Nov 8, 2017 16:51
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Marijuana smokers face five times higher insurance premiums because brokers believe they will have the same risk as those who smoke cigarettes

A 20-year, $1million life insurance policy can become five times higher for someone who smokes weed compared to a nonsmoker/ There hasn't been a consensus on how to tackle the insurance as more states legalize smoking marijuana
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 8, 2017 15:44
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[Africa] Ethiopia’s first tobacco survey reveals alarming trend

In the wake of international tobacco companies’ vying to gain a foothold in the Ethiopian tobacco market, a new survey released on Wednesday revealed that there are around 3.7 million tobacco users...millions of Ethiopians are exposed to secondhand smoke
The Reporter (et)
added Nov 7, 2017 22:22
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[Texas] DUFRESNE: Misguided efforts aimed at drug war ($$)

Consider this; last year 480,000 Americans died due to smoking tobacco. That’s more than 12 times the number who died taking prescription drugs yet we no longer hear much about government efforts to convince people to stop smoking. The really alarming st
Seguin (TX) Gazette-Enterprise
added Nov 3, 2017 17:40
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new report: tobacco industry spends nearly $1 million per hour marketing tobacco products

[FTC] reports on cigarettes and smokeless tobacco... The reports, released last week, show that tobacco industry spending on cigarette advertising and promotion rose from $8.03 billion in 2014 to $8.24 billion in 2015. The amount of money spent on marketi
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 3, 2017 02:11
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[USA] Japanese Company Offers Extra Days Off to Workers Who Don’t Smoke

Just under 50 percent of major American employers surveyed last year said they included a surcharge on insurance policies for smokers, at a median rate of $600 annually, according to Willis Towers Watson, the benefits consultant that conducted the survey
New York Times
added Nov 3, 2017 00:55
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This Japanese company is giving employees who don't smoke 6 extra vacation days

A higher percent of Japanese adults smoke than Americans. It was only this past year that the percentage of Japanese adults who smoke fell below 20 percent. According to the World Health Organization, Japanese men are three times more likely to smoke tha
CNBC
added Nov 3, 2017 00:04
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