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Study Suggests Tough Smoking Laws Might Lower Suicide Risk

Smoking may increase a person's risk for suicide, but high cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions in public places lower that risk, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that smokers are more likely to take their own lives than nonsmokers.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 19, 2014 04:45

[UK] Effectiveness of tobacco control television advertisements with different types of emotional content on tobacco use in England, 2004–2010 [FREE FULL TEXT]

60 000 adults aged 18 years or over living in England and interviewed in the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey from 2004 to 2010.... both types of campaign (positive and negative) are effective in reducing smoking prevalence, whereas consumption among smokers
Tobacco Control
added Jul 19, 2014 04:18

Higher Cigarette Taxes Lower Suicide Rates

Many mental health professionals look the other way when it comes to their patients smoking cigarettes, as they may appear to have a soothing effect. However, a new study has found that smoking cigarettes may have negative effects on mental health – in
REDORBIT (formerly
added Jul 18, 2014 18:14

Smoking may contribute to suicide risk, research says

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine found that suicide rates declined in states that implemented higher taxes on cigarettes and stricter policies to limit smoking in public places. They also noted an increase in suicide rates in state
Medical Xpress (
added Jul 18, 2014 18:14
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[New Zealand] Increased mental health problems and smoking following quakes ($$)

New Zealand Doctor (nz)
added Jul 18, 2014 17:50
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Suicide rates higher among smokers, and certain laws can fix that

States with higher tax rates also saw suicide rates drop as much as 15 percent, reports Red Orbit Online. Richard Grucza, an associate professor of psychiatry at the university, states that it appeared each dollar increase in cigarette taxes was commonly
added Jul 18, 2014 16:15

Probing the Smoking–Suicide Association: Do Smoking Policy Interventions Affect Suicide Risk?

Conclusion: These results provide support for the proposition that population interventions for smoking could reduce risk for suicide.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 17, 2014 08:18
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[USA] Does Smoking Increase Lure Of Suicide? Risk Falls 10% With Each Dollar Increase In Cigarette Costs

a new study from Washington University School of Medicine has arrived at a more nuanced view of the issue. Smoking itself may increase suicide risk, researchers say, and whenever policies to limit smoking have been enacted, suicide rates have declined.
Medical Daily
added Jul 16, 2014 19:34

America's smokers: Still 40 million strong

Increasingly, smokers are poorer and less educated. And many smokers call themselves "occasional" or social smokers, consciously reining themselves in to try to avoid getting hooked. Still, there are more than 40 million smokers in the U.S. today. And be
MSN Money Central
added Jul 16, 2014 19:09

WHO: Smoking Increases Risk of Dementia

“This research shows that a decrease in smoking now is likely to result in a substantial decrease in the burden of dementia in the years to come,” said Dr. Shekhar Saxena, Director of the Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO. Tobacco u
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 15, 2014 14:20
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