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“Sin” taxes—eg, on tobacco—are less efficient than they look / But they do help improve public health

Lifelong smoking will bring forward a person’s death by about ten years, which means that smokers tend to die just as they would start drawing from state pensions. In a study published in 2002 Kip Viscusi...The Institute of Economic Affairs, a free-market
The Economist
added Jul 27, 2018 14:23

Warning label may have misled tobacco consumers for over 30 years

"It is important to distinguish between evidence that a product is 'not safe' and evidence that a product is 'not safer' than cigarettes or 'just as harmful' as cigarettes," says paper author Lynn Kozlowski, professor of community health and health behav
Medical Xpress (
added Jul 27, 2018 14:21

Association between tax structure and cigarette consumption: findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Project

The results are consistent with existing evidence and suggest that a uniform and specific tax structure is the most effective tax structure for reducing tobacco consumption.
Tobacco Control
added Jul 27, 2018 04:42

Return of cartoon to market e-cigarette-related products

e-cigarette companies are using cartoons to market their products and many of these companies’ logos are cartoons. Empirical data are needed to determine whether cartoon marketing strategies impact perceived risk and benefits, product appeal, the intenti
Tobacco Control
added Jul 27, 2018 04:39

[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] In this tobacco village, smoking 'kretek' is rite of passage

In a tobacco-producing district in Magelang, Central Java, smoking has become part of the rite of passage for boys. The long-ingrained tradition, coupled with regional revenue from the tobacco industry, has made regency officials hesitant to send a stro
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 26, 2018 13:38

Smokers Hazy On Actual Benefits Of Lung Cancer Screenings

Researchers asked smokers a series of questions about smoking and lung cancer screening. Their answers showed that most patients were mistaken about the benefits of such screenings and smoking in general. Only 7 percent of patients answered all five ques
Science Magazine
added Jul 26, 2018 13:36

[UK] NHS 'Stop Smoking' ads working in Essex

Half of young people surveyed in Essex say they've been put off taking up smoking by the NHS 'Stop Smoking' adverts on TV. The YEAH!3 report, by Healthwatch Essex, found the adverts had discouraged them from ever taking up smoking and others said that c
Heart (uk)
added Jul 26, 2018 13:33

90 Percent of Smokers in Study Couldn’t Quit After Vaping for One Year

Survey data results found that 90 percent of smokers who vaped at the beginning of the study were still smoking one year later. This study builds on the previous research that suggested vaping helps individuals stop or decrease smoking during a three-mo
Healthline Networks
added Jul 26, 2018 13:01

Poll: U.S. Smoking Rate Falls To Historic Low [Infographic]

Between the 1940s and the 1970s, the U.S. smoking rate remained relatively stable with about two in five adults saying they smoked a cigarette in the past week. It reached a peak of 45 percent in 1954 and despite the federal government issuing reports ab
added Jul 26, 2018 12:08

DROP IN CIGS Cigarettes sales halved in Ireland over the past decade – despite sales of over €1.4billion last year

But a new Euromonitor report shows that ­smokers in Ireland still forked out €1.4 billion on their addiction last year. The study does predict that ­Ireland’s smoking habits will continue to decline with ­cigarette sales ­predicted to slump to 2.3 billi
Irish Sun (ie)
added Jul 26, 2018 12:04
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