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[UK] Smoking at record low in South West, figures reveal

NUMBERS of smokers in the South West have reached a record low and boasts the lowest smoking rate in England since a ban came into force 10 years ago, figures reveal. Public Health England say 230,000 people have given up smoking in the south west since
This is Bournemouth: The Bournemouth Daily Echo (uk)
added Oct 16, 2017 15:37
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[UK] Every extra two pounds an overweight person carries cuts their life expectancy by two months, while a packet of cigarettes a day knocks off SEVEN YEARS, reveals new study

Smoking has the greatest impact on shortening people's lives... Study author Dr Peter Joshi from the University of Edinburgh, said: 'Our study has estimated the causal effect of lifestyle choices. We found that, on average, smoking a pack a day reduces l
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 14, 2017 16:09
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[UK] FT Health: World Bank says ‘go big, go fast’ to stub out tobacco

Now the World Bank goes further, suggesting policymakers “go big, go fast”, tax cigarettes based on quantity not price, and use “soft earmarks” that channel revenues to public health. Ultimately governments decide on taxation. But international institut
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 00:33
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[UK] E-cigarettes are 'phenomenal' tool for GPs to help smokers quit

All evidence points to e-cigarettes being an effective tool in helping smokers to quit, experts told the RCGP annual conference in Liverpool – but only if they are coupled with specialist support and complete cessation of tobacco use. In a session on ca
GP Magazine (uk)
added Oct 16, 2017 15:35
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Commentary on the launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 14, 2017 16:11
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Da COSTA e SILVA: Commentary on the launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

The industry’s aim, after all, is not to help its customers but to profit from them. The tobacco industry’s new “partnerships” with supposedly independent organizations do constitute a serious threat, but we have a response to hand. It’s called the WH
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Oct 14, 2017 08:16
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Good Lifestyle Choices Add Years to Your Life

Smoking and traits associated with lung cancer had the greatest effect on shortening life expectancy. The researchers determined that smoking a pack of cigarettes each day over a lifetime leads to an average loss of seven years of life. But the good new
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 13, 2017 20:54
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[UK] EDITORIAL: Tobacco control: a Foundation too far?

Yach is a respected public health leader. If anyone can achieve the objectives of the Foundation, it is him. But the odds of success are poor. And the costs of failure will not only be to Yach's reputation. They will represent another victory for an indus
The Lancet (uk)
added Oct 13, 2017 20:39
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EDITORIAL: State of alarm: Indiana smokers in unwelcome company

Indiana's political leaders boast of low tax rates, but they do Hoosiers a great disservice in ignoring our tobacco problem. Indiana's estimated annual health care costs directly linked to smoking total $2.93 billion and 11,100 lives
Fort Wayne (IN) Journal-Gazette
added Oct 13, 2017 06:45
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[Russia] A Revolutionary Attack on Tobacco: Bolshevik Antismoking Campaigns in the 1920s

Although Lenin and the Bolsheviks brought the first communist government to the world, they were not the first to attempt antitobacco legislation in Russia. Indeed, Russia had the distinction of having maintained the longest ban in the world against the w
American Journal of Public Health
added Oct 13, 2017 06:34
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