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Financial Incentives for Abstinence Among Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Individuals in Smoking Cessation Treatment

Offering small financial incentives for abstinence might be an effective means to improve abstinence rates among socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals participating in smoking cessation treatment
American Journal of Public Health
added Nov 24, 2014 03:54
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[Australia] Simon Chapman: Up in smoke

AUSTRALIA’S pioneering plain tobacco packaging legislation, which was fully implemented 2 years ago, is the single most important piece of tobacco legislation ever introduced. I reached this conclusion while doing research for my book*, covering the
Medical Journal of Australia
added Nov 24, 2014 03:48
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Join Bret Michaels, Actor Stephen Lang, Hospitals, Doctors, and Pets across the Nation in Raising Awareness of Lung Cancer Grab a Bandy, Share Your Photo, and Be a Part of LUNGevity's #ChangeLC Campaign

LUNGevity Foundation's Stop Lung Cancer wrist bands or "bandies" and fact signs are ubiquitous... "LUNGevity Foundation is thrilled that actors, musicians, doctors, survivors, and social media users of all ages are uniting to raise awareness of lung cance
PR Newswire
added Nov 24, 2014 03:31
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Hookahs Deliver Toxic Benzene in Every Puff, Study Shows

Even nonsmoking bystanders had raised blood levels of the chemical, which is tied to leukemia risk
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 24, 2014 03:29
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An exploratory study of the socio-cultural risk influences for cigarette smoking among Southern Nigerian youth

Tobacco control policies should include cultural interventions to modify current traditional practices and social norms which fuel the use of tobacco in the society. Such interventions must target specific groups, subpopulations and subcultures more expo
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:26
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[Washington] State health officials push to protect kids from e-cigarette liquids

State health officials say too many children are being poisoned by contact with the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes. Now, the state’s poison center wants the Legislature to adopt standards for making liquid nicotine packages child-resistan
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
added Nov 24, 2014 03:25
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[Australia] Health Minister Springborg asks councils to ban smoking

COUNCILS should boot smokers from pedestrian malls and public transport waiting points, state Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said yesterday, leaving the door open to a statewide ban. Mr Springborg noted that councils had been slow to exercise their
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:14
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[Finland] Research: growing number of boys use snus in combination with cigarettes

THE Use of snus in combination with smoking has become more common among young people, particularly boys, in the 2000s. This information comes from the new School Health Promotion survey by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), the first t
Helsinki Times Oy (fi)
added Nov 24, 2014 03:14
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[Australia, UK] The battle for control of the cigarette packet

companies have been finding other ways to give their products a distinctive look and feel...these were meant to be unbranded, but a mysterious three-letter call sign had begun to appear near the filter. For Benson and Hedges, it was LDN. For Holliday, it
BBC Online
added Nov 24, 2014 02:54
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Quitting Cigarettes Tougher for Heavy-Drinking Smokers, but Phone Counseling Can Help

Smokers who drink heavily have a tougher time quitting cigarettes than smokers who drink moderately or not at all. However, a multi-center study led by researchers in Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine found that modifying tobacco-oriented tel
Newswise
added Nov 24, 2014 02:50
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