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Are Sin Taxes Healthy for State Budgets? Taxes on vices are tempting but unreliable source of revenue

Long-standing excise taxes, like those on alcohol and tobacco, still rely on growing consumption—always an uncertain prospect...Given the unpredictability of sin tax revenue, states should be cautious about extending what may be effective short-term fall
Pew Charitable Trusts
added Jul 20, 2018 02:18
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Secondhand smoke exposure during pregnancy: a cross-sectional analysis of data from Demographic and Health Survey from 30 low-income and middle-income countries

We have demonstrated that SHS exposure during pregnancy is far more common than active smoking in LMICs, accounting for more stillbirths than active smoking. Protecting pregnant women from SHS exposure should be a key strategy to improve maternal and chil
Tobacco Control
added Jul 20, 2018 02:08
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[Asia] WHO China Corporate Pledge Event on Smoke-Free Workplaces

This is my second trip to China after taking office as WHO Director-General. I’m delighted to be here at this very special and important event. As we all know, the tobacco epidemic takes a huge toll on China. China has one-third of the world’s smokers,
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 20, 2018 01:43
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[New Zealand] Ministry of Health admits failure of tobacco tax hikes

The Ministry of Health's annual Health and Independence Report confirms the scandalous failure of regressive tobacco taxes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “This report demonstrates that t
Scoop (nz)
added Jul 19, 2018 21:38
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Use of nicotine during pregnancy may increase risk of sudden infant death syndrome

Nicotine exposure during pregnancy, whether from smoking cigarettes, or nicotine patches and e-cigarettes, increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome -- sometimes known as 'cot death' -- according to new research.
ScienceDaily
added Jul 19, 2018 18:16
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Some Adults Dismiss Nicotine Risks to Kids

Smokers and users of other tobacco products were less likely than non-tobacco users to recognize the potential harms of nicotine exposure to children, researchers reported. More than four out of five (83.2%) adults surveyed considered nicotine to be "def
MedPage Today
added Jul 19, 2018 18:13
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VIDEO: 'I'm not strong enough; I'm not good enough. I can't do this, I'm failing' - Veronica Boland

Global Forum on Nicotine
added Jul 19, 2018 17:49
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E-Cigarettes, Nicotine Patch During Pregnancy May Hike SIDS Risk

Using any form of nicotine during pregnancy or while nursing may raise a baby's risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), new animal research suggests. The findings indicate that nicotine patches or electronic cigarettes may not be a safe alternativ
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 19, 2018 15:14
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[UK-Scotland] Avoidable death rate in Scotland highest in the UK

Scotland has the highest rate of avoidable death in the UK and the figures are getting worse, BBC analysis has found. In 2016, the rate stood at 301 deaths per 100,000 people, compared with 287 in 2014. North Ayrshire has the highest avoidable death rate
BBC Online
added Jul 19, 2018 14:58
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[UK] Dundee has one of the highest smoking rates in Britain

That’s four times as many smokers as in Christchurch, Dorset, where just 4.6% of people smoke, the lowest percentage in Britain. However the number of smokers in Dundee is dropping, due to a successful and sustained anti-tobacco strategy from the govern
Evening Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 19, 2018 14:40
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