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[UK] Stop smoking services at threat as funding comes under pressure

"Thousands of people will want to quit smoking this new year and free stop smoking services provided by local councils provide vital support to help them achieve that goal. These services are under threat from a lack of sustainable funding." - George But
Cancer Research Campaign (UK)
added Jan 13, 2016 07:44
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[UK] Around 40% of local authorities cutting budgets for smoking cessation services

The report, published on Wednesday by Cancer Research UK, asked tobacco control experts from 126 local authorities across England about their smoking services, their budgets and how well their services were integrating since moving to local government fro
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 13, 2016 07:32
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RAISING THE MINIMUM LEGAL SALE AGE TO 21

momentum is building across the country to raise the MLSA to 21 to prevent more youth from initiating tobacco use, and federal legislation to raise the minimum legal sale age for tobacco products to 21 was introduced on September 30, 2015.
CounterTobacco.Org
added Jan 9, 2016 12:06
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CRITICAL ISSUES Why now? The case to take all nicotine and tobacco products to age 21.

Teen smoking is not powered by illegal sales nearly as much as by legal sales to older youth. Raising access to age 21 puts legal purchasers outside the social circle of most high school students...we grant access to alcohol, gambling and handguns at 21
Tobacco21
added Jan 9, 2016 11:56
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[Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Our Opinion: Smoking ban would cut health expenses ($$)

A new poll about attitudes toward smoke-free legislation in Kentucky confirms what has been clear for at least a few years now. Most adults — 66 percent, according to the Kentucky Health Impact Poll released Monday — support a statewide ban on smoking for
Kentucky New Era
added Jan 8, 2016 01:30
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[UK] 80-a-day smoker stubs out habit after realising it cost more than her MORTGAGE

SMOKER Paula Garnett finally quit her 80-a-day habit – after she realised it was costing more than her MORTGAGE. Paula, 59, was forking out around £345 a month in repayments for her three-bed semi - compared to £370 on her favourite Sterling cigarettes.
The Sun (uk)
added Jan 7, 2016 16:51
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Smoking prevention gets just small slice of Maryland’s $2.3B from tobacco settlement

But about 15 years and $2.3 billion later — and despite the creation of the state’s Cigarette Restitution Fund to deter and repair damage from tobacco — smoking remains a statewide health concern....tobacco lobbyist Bruce Bereano, thought states used it
Baltimore (MD) Post-Examiner
added Jan 5, 2016 19:10
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[UK] Contract for new Quit 51 stop smoking service saves county council £750,000

Quit 51 has now taken over from the old Pheonix Stop Smoking Service, and is funded by Lincolnshire County Council.. The switch-over came into force on January 1 and the new service will run face to face clinics, group support, telephone and online sup
This is Lincolnshire (Lincolnshire Echo) (uk)
added Jan 5, 2016 16:50
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Drinking, smoking, obesity cause W23 tril. in socioeconomic costs

The Health Insurance Policy Research Institute released the study on the socioeconomic effects of major health risk factors. The social and economic costs include direct costs such as medical and nursing expenses and indirect costs such as future income
Korea Times (kr)
added Jan 4, 2016 18:50
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[Canada] B.C. makes quitting smoking easier

The B.C. government's quit-smoking assistance program is now available to people who drop by a pharmacy to qualify for free nicotine replacement products. As of Jan. 1, 2016, participants no longer have to register by calling 8-1-1 to reach the HealthLi
Vernon (BC) Morning Star (ca)
added Jan 1, 2016 18:46
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