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Pay people to stop smoking? It works | Analysis

research has shown something that works: Financial incentives, in the form of vouchers, to promote smoking cessation and other health-related behavior change works especially well among vulnerable populations. Considering that cigarette smoking still kil
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Mar 29, 2017 20:48
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[Kentucky] Smoking Cessation Coverage Law Signed by Governor

Gov. Matt Bevin has signed Senate 89 into law. Kentucky law now will require health insurance plans offered in the Commonwealth to provide coverage for all FDA-approved tobacco cessation medications, as well as tobacco cessation programs recommended by th
SurfKY News
added Mar 29, 2017 20:41
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[California] City offers quitting help before tobacco tax kicks in Saturday

On Saturday, a new tax will slap an extra $2 on every pack of cigarettes sold in the state. If the extra money isn’t enough of an incentive to drop the habit, a new city initiative might be. The San Francisco Department of Public Health will offer free
San Francisco Chronicle
added Mar 29, 2017 19:12
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DOUTHAT: Is Obamacare a Lifesaver?

a new paper, just released through the National Bureau of Economic Research...shows no change in unhealthy behaviors (in terms of obesity, drinking and smoking) under Obamacare, and no statistically significant improvement in self-reported health since t
New York Times
added Mar 29, 2017 15:02
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[Louisiana] Tobacco settlement fund takes a hit

The cause: fewer cigarettes being bought. Nearly every state in the U.S. receives money – $140 million from lawsuits filed against tobacco companies annually and in perpetuity in settlement revenues from the federal government after winning a 1999 lawsui
Shreveport (LA) Times
added Mar 29, 2017 02:44
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[UK] ARCHIVE: The hunt for the pro-smokers

Despite the support of about 400 individuals, Forest gets 96% of its money from the tobacco industry. But Philip Morris and Gallaher have withdrawn their support, leaving it dependent on the patronage of BAT and Imperial. "Our funding is down to about £
BBC Online
added Mar 28, 2017 15:42
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[Montana] Bill introduced to increase direct care salaries by expanding tobacco tax

In addition to increasing taxes on cigarettes by a dollar amount, all other forms of tobacco, including e-cigarettes for the first time, would see a tax increase of 24 percent. Senate Bill 354 intends to lower healthcare costs by encouraging people to st
Billings (MT) Gazette
added Mar 28, 2017 03:53
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[Vermont] Pay people to stop smoking? It works, especially in vulnerable groups

At the University of Vermont’s Center on Behavior and Health , we have conducted a series of clinical trials examining the effectiveness of financial incentives (e.g., vouchers in the form of gift cards to restaurants, movies, baby stores) for quitting s
The Conversation (au)
added Mar 28, 2017 02:22
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Startups downplay tobacco as they talk up cannabis

Meanwhile, not a single fund in the database mentions cigarettes or e-cigarettes as a focus area. That could lead startups developing vaping gear or other products that could conceivably be used for either pot or tobacco to play up the cannabis angle.
TechCrunch
added Mar 27, 2017 03:47
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[Kentucky] Smoking Cessation Coverage Law Signed by Governor

Bevin has signed Senate 89 into law. Kentucky law now will require health insurance plans offered in the Commonwealth to provide coverage for all FDA-approved tobacco cessation medications, as well as tobacco cessation programs recommended by the U.S. Pre
SurfKY News
added Mar 24, 2017 20:31
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