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[New Jersey] N.J. tobacco 21 age of sale law, new cessation funding has experts hopeful

New Jersey was at the bottom and it’s still not at the top, but a recent report on the state’s tobacco control and cessation initiatives indicate things are looking up. Increased state funding and a 21 age of sale law have improved New Jersey’s standing
The Press of Atlantic City
added Jan 25, 2018 01:32
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Nevada receives poor scores in tobacco use report

Nevada received a “C” and four “F”s for tobacco usage...Noncigarette tobacco products and limited funding for state tobacco control programs contributed to the low scores on the 16th annual report by the organization.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
added Jan 25, 2018 01:31

Georgia receives low score in American Lung Association report on tobacco prevention

But Georgia is lagging behind even as the rest of the country moves on... The organization graded the state on five criteria: funding for tobacco prevention programs, strength of smoke-free workplace laws, level of state tobacco taxes, access of service
Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer
added Jan 25, 2018 01:29

[Ireland] 20% of participants quit smoking after Trinity’s free course

The 20% are “normally post-graduates or staff,” however, according to College Health Promotion Officer, Martina Mullin. Each of the three courses offered see ten students attend on average, with approximately 40% of participants quitting in the short ter
Trinity News (ie)
added Jan 25, 2018 01:19

Public misperception that very low nicotine cigarettes are less carcinogenic

Many smokers had the misperception that smoking VLNC cigarettes is less likely to cause cancer, and some stated that they would be less likely to quit. A VLNC standard may be more effective if accompanied by a communication campaign that emphasises the co
Tobacco Control
added Jan 25, 2018 01:09

Flavour capsule cigarette use among US adult cigarette smokers

Flavour capsule cigarettes use is highest in young adults, particularly Hispanics. Young adult predominance, lower level of addiction symptoms and emphasis on pack design by flavour capsule users suggest that these products may be positioned as starter pr
Tobacco Control
added Jan 25, 2018 01:08

Price elasticity of demand of non-cigarette tobacco products: a systematic review and meta-analysis

There is sufficient evidence in support of the effectiveness of price increases to reduce consumption of non-cigarette tobacco products as it is for cigarettes. Positive substitutability between cigarette and non-cigarette tobacco products suggest that ta
Tobacco Control
added Jan 25, 2018 01:08

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Consumer groups laud US FDA’s pro-e-cigarettes tack

Vapers in the Philippines hailed a recent policy paper from the US [FDA] stating that nicotine, although not totally risk-free, is not directly responsible for fatal lung and hearts diseases. In a recently published Strategic Policy Roadmap, the US FDA
Business Mirror (ph)
added Jan 25, 2018 01:08


This year’s “State of Tobacco Control” finds Gov. Roy Cooper and the North Carolina General Assembly are failing to enact proven policies that will reduce tobacco use, exposure to secondhand smoke and save lives: Funding for State Tobacco Prevention Pro
Spectrum News
added Jan 25, 2018 01:07
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State of Tobacco report: Indiana failing to make the grade

More than one in five adults in Indiana smokes, and the state spends nearly $3 billion annually in tobacco-related health care costs, according to the American Lung Association's 2018 State of Tobacco Control report. The annual report continues to give
Gary (IN) Post-Tribune
added Jan 25, 2018 01:06
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