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Uptake of Tailored Text Message Smoking Cessation Support in Pregnancy When Advertised on the Internet (MiQuit): Observational Study

Commercial online adverts are a feasible, likely cost-effective method for engaging pregnant smokers in digital cessation support and may generate uptake at a faster rate than noncommercial websites. As a strategy for implementing MiQuit, online advertisi
Journal of Medical Internet Research (ca)
added Apr 20, 2018 14:55
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[UK] Online ads help pregnant smokers quit

A new NIHR-funded study reveals that commercial online advertising about cessation support could engage large numbers of women earlier in their pregnancies, and at a lower cost. The study, led by the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with UEA an
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Apr 20, 2018 14:53
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Over 45 percent of Vietnamese males smoke

the number of local smokers saw a significant amount of poor people, adding that needy families spend up to 5.3 percent of their incomes on tobacco. Vietnamese often begin smoking at young ages, she said, citing a 2015 statistic that showed about 56 per
Vietnam News Agency (VNA)
added Apr 19, 2018 23:44
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Trend in the affordability of tobacco products in Bangladesh: findings from the ITC Bangladesh Surveys [FREE FULL TEXT]

The tax increases that were implemented during 2009–2015 were not enough to increase tobacco product prices sufficiently to outweigh the effect of income growth, and to reduce tobacco consumption. The findings from this research inform policymakers that i
Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2018 23:38
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Authors’ guardian angels: our 2017 Reviewers of the Year [FREE FULL TEXT]

Each year, Tobacco Control’s senior editorial team nominates a set of Reviewers of the Year, who are regarded as outstanding in this important role. There are always multiple nominations, because we have a truly stellar pool of reviewers who care about t
Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2018 23:37
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Young people apparently don’t realize these popular ‘crème brulée’ e-cigarettes contain nicotine

Only a minority of young people who were familiar with or had recently used the Juul knew that it contains the addictive stimulant nicotine, according to the study. E-cigarette use among young people in the U.S. has been on the rise in recent years even
MarketWatch (Wall St. Journal)
added Apr 19, 2018 23:36
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As Younger Men's Smoking Rises, So Does Their Stroke Risk

And the more they smoke, the greater their stroke risk, reported the University of Maryland investigators..."We found that men who smoked were 88 percent more likely to have a stroke than men who never smoked," said lead researcher Janina Markidan, a univ
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 19, 2018 17:37
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Effect of message congruency on attention and recall in pictorial health warning labels [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our results suggest that message congruency between visual and textual information is beneficial to recall of label content. Moreover, images captured and held smokers’ attention better than the text.
Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2018 17:13
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[Mid-east] Evaluating the pictorial warnings on tobacco products in Arabian Gulf countries against other international pictorial warnings [FREE FULL TEXT]

This study shows PWs originating from the GCC had significantly lower ratings than those implemented in Australia and the UK. The GCC countries may need to re-evaluate the currently implemented PWs and update them periodically.
Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2018 17:13
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Factual text and emotional pictures: overcoming a false dichotomy of cigarette warning labels [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our findings contradict courts’ conclusions that pictorial messages are emotional and not factual. Pictorial labels are rated as informative and factual, textual labels evoke emotion, and emotionality and informativeness are strongly correlated. These fin
Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2018 17:11
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