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[Canada] Effects of Enactment of Legislative (Public) Smoking Bans on Voluntary Home Smoking Restrictions: A Review

Findings converge in dispelling notions of displacement of smoking into the home as a consequence of legislative bans that prohibit smoking in public spaces. Evidence from the studies reviewed suggests that through their influence on social norms, legisla
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 5, 2016 16:44

GLANTZ: Accumulating evidence suggests e-cigs 1/3 to 1/2 as bad as cigs (maybe higher)

the evidence that e-cigarettes substantially increase heart and lung disease keeps piling up....heart and vascular disease (including stroke) and non-cancer lung disease account for over 70% of smoking-caused deaths. In addition, unlike cancer, where the
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jul 10, 2016 15:35

State rankings of adult smoking rates

The percentage of U.S. adults who smoke has declined considerably, from about one-third of adults in 1980 to a quarter of adults in 1990 to fewer than 17 percent... 1. West Virginia: 26.7 percent 2. Kentucky: 26.2 percent 3. Arkansas: 24.7 percent 4.
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 2, 2016 17:58

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2015

Among the 10.8% of students nationwide who currently smoked cigarettes, 45.4% had tried to quit ... Nationwide, 18.5% of students reported current cigarette, cigar, or smokeless tobacco use (Table 43). The prevalence of current cigarette, cigar, or smoke
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jun 30, 2016 20:16

[Canada] Blowing smoke: the history of tobacco-specific nitrosamines in Canadian tobacco

In view of this information brought to light in this paper, any claims by tobacco companies that they were acting prudently by lowering TSNA levels are unwarranted. They fail to acknowledge that it was their actions that raised TSNA levels in the first p
Tobacco Control
added Jun 8, 2016 18:45

AUDIO: Tobacco: Control or Eradicate? – Podcast with David Sweanor and Bill Savedoff

does switching our focus to harm reduction mean letting go of the “endgame”—a completely tobacco-free future? That’s the question that Sweanor and Savedoff tackle in this week’s podcast. In the clip below, Sweanor argues that nicotine itself is not part
Center for Global Development (CGD)
added Jun 4, 2016 01:29

[UK] INFOGRAPHIC: Smoking Yourself Blind

. What a lot of smokers don’t realise is that smoking is also linked to various eye conditions, some of which can lead to total blindness.
Focus Clinic (uk)
added Apr 21, 2016 20:02

Health Canada looks at forcing tobacco companies to make cigarettes less addictive

Regulating changes to the chemical make-up of tobacco is one of the ideas being debated as part of the so-called smoking “endgame” – tactics to push smoking rates below the stubborn 15-20% they’ve hovered around for years.
National Post (ca)
added Apr 21, 2016 10:57

[Canada] Unhealthy behaviours, socioeconomic barriers contribute to 37 per cent of Ontario’s health care costs: report

The authors say that for every $1 increase in health costs attributed to Ontario’s aging demographic, the province has achieved savings in the range of 20 cents by reducing Ontarian’s unhealthy behaviours such as smoking, unhealthy alcohol consumption, p
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Services (ICES)
added Apr 7, 2016 21:16

Smoking remains Portugal's top killer

The report, “Portugal – Prevention and Control of Smoking in Numbers 2015”, from the General Health Department, atates that the latest numbers about deaths related with tobacco show that smoking was the number one cause of death in Portugal for both sexe
Portugal News (pt)
added Mar 4, 2016 17:54
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