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MYERS: Taxes on cigarettes help reduce number of smokers

As the scientific evidence and even the new Gallup poll show, such tax increases will impact the behavior of large numbers of smokers, saving many from a premature death.
The Hill
added Jul 28, 2014 23:42
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Shift to pipe tobacco, large Cigars Saves Tobacco Firms Billions

A 2009 law that raised federal taxes on tobacco products to discourage smoking triggered a market shift to pipe tobacco and large cigars, costing the U.S. Treasury billions in lost revenue... which will be the focus of a congressional hearing on Tuesday
CNBC
added Jul 28, 2014 22:56
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EDITORIAL: End military's discount on tobacco products

Groups including the American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association should offer strong support for military leaders’ anti-tobacco efforts. And the Senate should block the House’s attempt to carry water for tobacco companies.
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
added Jul 28, 2014 22:42
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NEWPORT: Smoking and Drinking in America Today

Gallup’s annual Consumption poll, conducted in July of each year, provides fascinating updates on Americans' smoking and drinking habits...We have been presenting the results on Gallup.com in recent days, and will be presenting more results going forwar
Gallup Organization
added Jul 28, 2014 21:17
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AAP calls for national action to protect children from e-cigarettes ($$)

American Academy of Pediatrics
added Jul 28, 2014 20:28
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Total and state-specific medical and absenteeism costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among adults aged ≥18 years in the United States for 2010 and projections through 2020

Costs attributable to COPD and its sequelae are substantial and are projected to increase through 2020. Evidence-based interventions that prevent tobacco use and reduce clinical complications of COPD may result in potential decreased COPD-attributable co
Chest
added Jul 25, 2014 10:20
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LAMMI: FDA Advisory Committee Not Rife With Conflicts Of Interest? -- "Please!" Quips Federal Judge

Judge Leon explained that they had a financial incentive not to make any recommendations that would compromise the lawsuits in which they would testify. On the product consulting work, the judge noted that any FDA regulation of menthol would likely inspir
Forbes
added Jul 24, 2014 22:10
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[District of Columbia] Tobacco Use Target of Government Surveys

Census Bureau is currently collecting data about tobacco use as a voluntary supplement to its monthly July 2014 Current Population Survey...“The Black community is saturated with cigarette advertisements to promote smoking unlike the non-Black areas of th
Dallas Weekly
added Jul 24, 2014 20:11
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[UK] Number of children trying smoking drops to record low

NHS statistics show one in five pupils aged 11 to 15 have tried cigarettes, the lowest level since records began in 1982
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 24, 2014 10:46
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MAKADON: Many Still Don't Realize Disproportionate Impact of Smoking on LGBT People

Clearly public health outreach is critical to help LGBT people -- and clinicians -- understand how smoking disproportionately affects the LGBT community. In recognition of LGBT Pride Month in June, the CDC released an enlightening video called "Smoking W
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jul 23, 2014 14:09
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