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[New York] Upstate NY adults more likely to smoke than adults in rest of the state and nation / An Affordable Care Act provision supports smokers who have resolved to quit

Excellus BCBS's "The Facts About Cigarette Smoking Among Upstate New York Adults" reports that smoking costs New York state more than $15.6 billion (2014 dollars) each year in direct medical costs and economic productivity losses.
readMedia
added Dec 19, 2014 02:09
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[Ukraine] Akhmetov Foundation supplies militants with vodka, tobacco under the guise of humanitarian aid - Parasiuk on the spot

Rinat Akhmetov's Foundation is supplying militants in Donbas with vodka and cigarettes under the guise of humanitarian aid for civilians, says independent member of parliament Volodymyr Parasiuk, who with other MPs arrived at the checkpoint where this ca
Kyiv Post (ua)
added Dec 16, 2014 03:40
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AUDIO: Blair Horner: New York Is Losing Control Of The War On Tobacco

Over the past few years, New York has slashed its tobacco control efforts in half, from a high of $85 million to just under $40 million today. When these programs are cut, more kids start to smoke, fewer smokers quit, health care costs go up and, worst o
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (Albany, NY)
added Dec 16, 2014 03:27
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[Virginia] Turning a new leaf with tobacco money

The Virginia Tobacco Commission is helping more and more students in the Dan River Region with an expanded scholarship program — providing about $400,000 to Danville Community College students this year.
Danville (VA) Register & Bee
added Dec 13, 2014 20:55
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Broken Promises to Our Children: A State-by-State Look at the 1998 State Tobacco Settlement 16 Years Later (PDF)

The states’ failure to adequately fund tobacco prevention and cessation programs is undermining the nation’s efforts to reduce tobacco use – the number one cause of preventable death. It is also indefensible given the conclusive evidence that such prog
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 11, 2014 21:29
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New Report: States Shortchange Tobacco Prevention Programs That Can Stop 7 Million Kids from Smoking, Save Over 2 Million Lives

states are missing an opportunity to save millions of lives and over $120 billion in health care costs because they continue to shortchange proven programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by a coa
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 11, 2014 13:53
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For Lung Cancer Screening, a Small Dose of Hope

Through the Affordable Care Act and, if draft recommendations are adopted, soon through Medicare as well, many insured individuals will be eligible for a free CT exam that, for some at least, could be lifesaving.
New York Times Blogs
added Dec 8, 2014 14:23
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WILLIAMS: Bad News for Smokers: Tobacco Hits a Dubious Milestone

A steady reduction in smoking rates means national insurers like UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH ) are likely to see a reduction in smoking-related chronic illnesses from their members, which helps save them money in the long run. One final note, let's n
Motley Fool
added Dec 7, 2014 18:01
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[Pennsylvania] Mixed reviews after two months of city's cigarette tax

is on track to generate $5 million more this year than expected for Philadelphia's public schools, while also causing subtle and significant shifts across the region. Some city merchants hate the $2-a-pack hike, saying it is costing them customers. Publi
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Dec 7, 2014 17:40
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VORSE: MICHAEL BLOOMBERG FUNDED PRO-TOBACCO TAX STUDY BY OBAMACARE ARCHITECT JONATHAN GRUBER

With just days until Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber testifies before Congress, a 2008 study has resurfaced which reveals that former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg funded research by Gruber on the benefits of tobacco taxes.
breitbart.com
added Dec 7, 2014 17:30
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