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[New Zealand] Tobacco retail outlet restrictions: health and cost impacts from multistate life-table modelling in a national population [FREE FULL TEXT]

These tobacco outlet reductions reduced smoking prevalence, achieved health gains and saved health system costs. Effects would be larger if outlet reductions have additional spill-over effects (eg, smoking denormalisation). While these interventions were
Tobacco Control
added Aug 22, 2017 20:09
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tobacco is a social justice issue: the military

The plums are here to be plucked. That’s what a tobacco company wrote in an internal document to describe its new strategy for growing cigarette sales in a promising market: the military. The company, Lorillard, was one of many in the tobacco industry t
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 22, 2017 02:18
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[West Virginia] Pregnant women in W.Va. show high rates of tobacco use

even the county in West Virginia with the lowest rate of smoking during pregnancy, Putnam County, had a rate nearly twice the national average — 15.5 percent. Between 2011-2015, a total of 102,361 babies were born in West Virginia. Of those births, 26,80
Beckley (WV) Register Herald
added Aug 21, 2017 14:33
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Longitudinal Associations of Local Cigarette Prices and Smoking Bans with Smoking Behavior in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

We found no association between smoking bans and outcomes, and no evidence that price effects were modified by the presence of bans. Conclusions: Results underscore the importance of local prices, but not hospitality smoking bans, in influencing older ad
Epidemiology
added Aug 21, 2017 13:22
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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Major firms' insurance unions to team up to tackle smoking among members

Corporate health insurance unions of 18 major companies are setting up a consortium with over 580,000 total members to offer remote outpatient treatment to help people quit smoking. The move comes as the unions, faced with financial difficulties, need
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 18, 2017 20:39
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[UK] ASH Fact Sheet on Smoking and Cancer (PDF)

This fact sheet reviews the risks of developing various types of cancer from smoking, other tobacco use and exposure to other people’s tobacco smoke. It is estimated that 1 in 2 people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cance
ASH London (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:14
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[UK] Cost of smoking to social care

The research shows that smoking not only contributes to the social care bill but also has a significant impact on the well-being of smokers who need care on average four years earlier than non-smokers. Costs are also estimated for each local authority ba
ASH London (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:07
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[Kentucky] Foundation for Healthy KY’s Ben Chandler gives legislature overview of state’s health challenges

• “I submit to you today that the single most effective policy changes we can make to improve the health of Kentuckians are changes that will reduce our smoking rates and exposure to secondhand smoke.” • “Passing smoke-free laws and raising the tobacco
NKyTribune (Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism)
added Aug 17, 2017 16:44
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Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky to offer workshop on creating healthier, tobacco-free policies

Businesses looking to create healthier workplaces for their employees can learn how to implement tobacco-free policies at a workshop hosted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in Louisville Aug. 31. Smoking costs businesses an estimated $5,800 per
NKyTribune (Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism)
added Aug 15, 2017 17:10
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[Australia] More smokers lighting up, despite ever-increasing taxes

casting doubt on the effectiveness of further taxes on cigarettes. An unexpected standstill in the national smoking rate since 2013, combined with rapid population growth, has pushed up the number of regular smokers by more than 21,000 to 2.4 million acc
The Australian (au)
added Aug 15, 2017 14:34
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