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Tobacco tax reform at the crossroads of health and development : technical report of the World Bank Group global tobacco control program (Vol. 2) : Main report (English)

The report sets forth the public health, economic, and anti-poverty case for higher tobacco taxes; shows how some countries have already delivered ambitious reforms; and documents measurable results. It shows that, by implementing tobacco tax reforms now,
World Bank
added Oct 4, 2017 11:10
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MARQUEZ/MORENO-DODSON: Tobacco Tax Reform: At the Crossroads of Health and Development

In a new report, Tobacco Tax Reform: At the Crossroads of Health and Development, prepared in collaboration with a multisectoral team from different institutions, we show that by implementing tobacco tax policy reforms now, policy makers can choose a fas
World Bank blogs
added Oct 4, 2017 11:10
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[Australia] Is It O.K. to Give Cigarettes to a Homeless Person? The Ethicist

But giving this man a few cigarettes won’t make him worse off. It’s his life, and he might genuinely feel that the pleasures of smoking are worth the well-known risks. Because he clearly enjoyed smoking (or disliked not smoking)
New York Times
added Oct 4, 2017 11:09
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[UK] Health matters: preventing ill health from alcohol and tobacco NHS England

Tackling smoking provides the biggest opportunity for making services across the entire health and care system more sustainable. Smoking costs the NHS in England approximately £2.5 billion a year for treating diseases caused by smoking, according to Towar
GOV.UK
added Oct 4, 2017 11:01
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[Sri Lanka] Asia's Most Profitable Cigarette Maker Faces Cheap Cigar Flood

[BAT]’s unit in Sri Lanka says it’s poised to lose its dominant position in the market to leaf-rolled cigars made by small local rivals. Ceylon Tobacco Co.’s profit margin will continue to narrow as an increase in levies on cigarettes prompts some smoker
Bloomberg News
added Oct 4, 2017 01:20
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What a ban on e-cigarette flavors could mean for smokers

• If menthol in traditional cigarettes were banned, there would be a 4.8% reduction and most smokers would shift to e-cigarettes, while others said they would quit smoking altogether... according to new research by from Yale School of Public Health and th
CBS MarketWatch
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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Study estimates years of life that could be saved in US if smokers switched to e-cigarettes

A research team, led by Dr David Levy at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC, modelled the impact for public health if large numbers of cigarette smokers switched to e-cigarettes (vaping) under two scenarios - an Optimistic Scenario wher
EurekAlert
added Oct 3, 2017 12:37
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HEFLER: The changing nicotine products landscape: time to outlaw sales of combustible tobacco products?

the rapid evolution of the nicotine product marketplace in recent years warrants a re-assessment of the viability of phasing out commercial sales of combustible tobacco, and presents an opportunity to end the exceptionalism of combustible tobacco being pe
Tobacco Control
added Oct 3, 2017 02:48
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Potential deaths averted in USA by replacing cigarettes with e-cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our projections show that a strategy of replacing cigarette smoking with vaping would yield substantial life year gains, even under pessimistic assumptions regarding cessation, initiation and relative harm.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 3, 2017 02:46
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Tobacco smokers could gain 86 million years of life if they switch to vaping, study finds

Up to 6.6 million cigarette smokers will live substantially longer if cigarette smoking is replaced by vaping over a ten-year period, calculates a research team led by investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center. In all, cigarette smokers who sw
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 3, 2017 02:30
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