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[Ireland] Smoking costing healthcare system half a billion a year

Head of Services and Advocacy at the Irish Cancer Society Donal Buggy said: “This is a positive and significant contribution to the existing evidence on tobacco consumption and its effects, and covers a broad range of costs associated with smoking.” “It
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Apr 30, 2016 21:26

[UK] POLL: Smoking comes at a million-pound price

The financial cost of smoking in North Somerset is exceeding £40million a year, new data suggests, including a £7million burden on the NHS. Anti-smoking charity, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), has revealed the regional and national estimated cost of
Ely Standard (uk)
added Apr 25, 2016 14:39

[UK] Three million refused NHS ops... for smoking or being too fat: Third of trusts deny routine procedures including hip and knee replacements to overweight patients

Up to three million patients are being refused NHS operations unless they lose weight or quit smoking, an investigation reveals.... And one in eight will not fund these operations for smokers, instead offering them nicotine gum, patches and advice on how
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 25, 2016 14:27
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[UK] Medics warn over restricted surgery to overweight people

Policies to restrict surgery based on a person's weight could affect a "significant proportion" of the population, the RCS said The RCS said people who are overweight and smokers are becoming "soft targets" for NHS savings after its latest report found t
Press Association (uk)
added Apr 25, 2016 14:27

[Asia, India] 85% pictorial warning: No adverse effect on livelihood of beedi workers

anti-tobacco activist and a famous cancer doctor Harit Chaturbedy says there is no evidence to suggest that the introduction of large size pictorial warnings on tobacco packets has an adverse effect on the livelihood of tobacco workers or tobacco growers
Drug Today (in)
added Apr 22, 2016 16:28

[UK] Smoking breaks banned by council

The ban is aimed at boosting its workers' health, increasing time spent working and reducing levels of sick leave
The Independent (uk)
added Apr 21, 2016 10:24

Smoking status and subjective well-being

led the FDA to consider potential lost subjective well-being (SWB) of ex-smokers as a cost of any proposed antitobacco policy... In sum, we find no empirical support for the proposition that ex-smokers suffer lower net SWB compared to when they were smoki
Tobacco Control
added Apr 21, 2016 00:03

In Illinois, tossing a few cigarette butts on the ground could send you to

This amendment to Illinois's Litter Control Act is so stringent that a third-strike offender could become a felon...Curtis says he has put together model legislation that would have tobacco companies take financial responsibility for "the life-cycle of t
Christian Science Monitor
added Apr 20, 2016 19:08

MARQUEZ: Taxing tobacco and the new vision for financing development

We at the World Bank, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies, as well as World Health Organization, are already working and committed to support countries in the design and implementation of tobacco taxation
World Bank blogs
added Apr 20, 2016 01:21

William Reville: Could smoking licence sound the death knell of tobacco?

In a highly cited article in Plos Medicine, Simon Chapman...outlined the case for a smoker’s licence...I dismissed it as a crude Orwellian instrument...However, the cumulative health effects of smoking are so grave they may well justify this extra step.
Irish Times (ie)
added Apr 18, 2016 03:59
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