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[UK-Scotland] Number of 15-year-old Scottish smokers falls by two thirds

From a peak of 29 per cent in 1996, the proportion dropped to just 9 per cent in 2013...show the impact of health policies including a rise in the age of sale for tobacco from 16 to 18 in 2007 and the introduction of the Tobacco Retailer Register in 2010
The Scotsman (uk)
added Feb 3, 2016 01:11
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[Africa] WHO worried by high rate of schoolchildren smoking in Zimbabwe

says there has been a sharp increase in smoking by school-age children in Zimbabwe, despite the illegality of selling tobacco products to children. The findings are part of WHO’s Global Youths Tobacco Survey, released Wednesday. Sebastian Mhofu reports fr
Zimbabwe Daily
added Jan 28, 2016 20:09
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Poll: Nearly half of young adults in Ohio report trying e-cigarettes

The poll found that about 1 in 4 Ohio adults (24 percent) reported having ever used an e-cigarette, slightly more than the percentage of Ohio adults who reported being current smokers (19 percent).
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Jan 23, 2016 16:05
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[Canada] 9 out of 10 pregnant women in Nunavut smoke, says gov't representative

Nunavut has Canada's highest smoking rates at 62 per cent, according to 2014 Statistics Canada data. However, Frankie Best, a tobacco reduction specialist with the Government of Nunavut, says that the real numbers are likely even higher.
CBC News (ca)
added Jan 22, 2016 13:47
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Can You Really Still Smoke at Work?

Over half of the 376 organizations surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management permit smoking in the workplace. "In the workplace" in this instance can mean a variety of things, explains Evren Esen, the director of survey programs at SHRM. "It
Bloomberg News
added Jan 17, 2016 20:34
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BENTLE: One Of The Biggest E-Cigarette Scare Tactics Has Just Been Debunked

According to NIDA, more than 60 percent of 15-18 year olds vaped just flavorings with zero nicotine last time they used an e-cigarette. Just 20 percent said they used e-cigarettes containing nicotine. NIDA confirmed a dramatic fall in smoking among 10th
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Dec 18, 2015 15:50
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Teen cigarette smoking drops to historic low in 2015 (PDF)

Cigarette smoking among teens in grades 8, 10 and 12 continued a decades­long decline in 2015 and reached the lowest levels recorded since annual tracking began 41 years ago. The percentage of students saying that they smoked at all in the prior 30 days
Monitoring the Future
added Dec 16, 2015 17:00
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[Australia] CHAPMAN: Low smoking rate among kids worries big tobacco – Simon Chapman

First, critics assume the impacts of the law should have been evident immediately as it was implemented: as one colleague put it recently “within ten seconds of the law passing”. Second, they assume (but never actually state) that the impact of plain pac
The Malaysian Insider (my)
added Dec 7, 2015 21:21
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[Asia] Survey finds only 50% of Japanese hospitals are fully smoke-free

The survey showed that the others allow smoking in limited areas, with about 30 percent prohibiting only smoking indoors and about 15 percent setting up special sections for smokers. There has been discussion of enacting ordinances against smoking in pu
Japan Times (jp)
added Dec 2, 2015 19:26
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E-Cigarette Use Highest Among Young Adults, U.S. Report Finds

nearly 13 percent of American adults have tried e-cigarettes at least once and almost 4 percent use them. According to the 2014 National Health Interview Survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the popularity of e-cigarettes rose s
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 29, 2015 12:50
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