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Obesity and Smoking: can we Kill Two Birds with one Tax?

we propose a dynamic rational model where eating, smoking, and physical exercise are simultaneous choices that jointly affect body weight and addiction to smoking. Focusing on direct and cross-price effects, we study the impact of tobacco and food taxes,
Wiley Online Library
added Oct 24, 2016 21:19
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ARCHIVE: The Demand for Cigarettes as Derived from the Demand for Weight Loss: A Theoretical and Empirical Investigation [FREE FULL TEXT]

Public health efforts to reduce smoking initiation and encourage cessation may wish to design campaigns to alter the derived nature of cigarette demand, especially among adolescent girls
Wiley Online Library
added Oct 24, 2016 21:15
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Teens who feel 'too fat' light up cigarettes to slim down

smoking to lose weight is significantly more common among teens who feel they must slim down. Girls who said they were “much too fat” were nearly 225 percent more likely to smoke to lose weight than girls who said their weight was about right. For boys, b
Cornell Chronicle
added Oct 24, 2016 19:59
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Many Teens Light Up to Lose Weight, Study Suggests

Among frequent smokers, 46 percent of girls and 30 percent of boys said weight control was one of the reasons they smoked. The study also revealed that smoking to lose weight was much more common among teens who felt they needed to drop weight. Girls who
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 24, 2016 19:52
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SHAW: Delaying surgery for obese patients or smokers is a bad idea

Why should obese people and smokers be singled out? The rationale cannot be clinical risk: though surgery is riskier for morbidly obese patients, and smoking is bad for your health in the long term, mildly obese patients and smokers are just as likely …
British Medical Journal
added Oct 21, 2016 20:16
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Teens light up cigarettes to slim down

But a Cornell University researcher and his colleagues have found that overweight and obese teens light up for a different reason: to lose weight. Among U.S. teens who are frequent smokers, 46 percent of girls and 30 percent of boys smoke in part to con
ScienceDaily
added Oct 14, 2016 20:09
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Regional Patterns of Tobacco Use and Obesity Correlate in the U.S.

The map below depicts the percentage of adults who smoke cigarettes in each state. Clearly, there is a regional pattern: Tobacco is most popular in Midwestern and Southern states, where roughly 20-25% of the population smokes.
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added Oct 14, 2016 17:27
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[UK] Smokers put off quitting for fear of gaining weight, survey suggests

Half of smokers delay quitting for years because they worry about getting fat, a survey has suggested. Fears over weight put kicking the habit on hold for seven and a half years on average, according to a Censuswide poll for Slimming World.
Press Association (uk)
added Oct 14, 2016 16:52
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Teens who feel ‘too fat’ light up cigarettes to slim down

found that overweight and obese teens light up for a different reason: to lose weight. Among U.S. teens who are frequent smokers, 46 percent of girls and 30 percent of boys smoke in part to control their weight, according to the researchers’ study. And sm
ScienceBlog
added Oct 14, 2016 16:05
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[UK] Cancer rates will rise for women but FALL for men over the next 20 years: Experts blame alcohol, smoking and obesity for soaring levels in females

Despite the fact smoking rates have now dropped again, for both men and women, the health impact of habits 40 and 50 years ago are now beginning to be seen. The effect can be seen in the lung cancer statistics detailed in the report, with annual cases e
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 12, 2016 22:35
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