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[UK] Stop smoking services at threat as funding comes under pressure

"Thousands of people will want to quit smoking this new year and free stop smoking services provided by local councils provide vital support to help them achieve that goal. These services are under threat from a lack of sustainable funding." - George But
Cancer Research Campaign (UK)
added Jan 13, 2016 07:44

[UK] Around 40% of local authorities cutting budgets for smoking cessation services

The report, published on Wednesday by Cancer Research UK, asked tobacco control experts from 126 local authorities across England about their smoking services, their budgets and how well their services were integrating since moving to local government fro
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 13, 2016 07:32

[Illinois] Emanuel Wants to Boost OTP Tobacco Taxes

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to put a $6-million tax on cigars, roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco and smokeless tobacco to pay for a one-week summer transition program for all incoming high school freshmen and two weeks of summer school for eighth-graders i
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jan 13, 2016 07:07

[UK] Is it safe for the NHS to hand out e-cigarettes? New research suggests they produce toxins that may harm your heart

these positive moves mask growing scientific fears about the safety of the devices. Such concerns have already led to bans on their commercial importation by authorities in Australia, Hong Kong, Brazil and Argentina (though people can still buy them via t
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 12, 2016 00:50
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[Illinois] Emanuel wants new tobacco taxes — to pay for CPS student program

Mayor Rahm Emanuel now wants to hike the taxes on cigars, smokeless tobacco and roll-your-own cigarettes to pay for expanding orientation programs for Chicago Public Schools students.
Chicago Tribune
added Jan 11, 2016 21:38

[North Carolina] N.C. below average in helping Medicaid recipients stop smoking

For the 227,000 North Carolinians who receive Medicaid benefits and smoke, just 9 percent, or 20,430, used tobacco-cessation products in 2013... Medicaid covers about 1.9 million N.C. residents, about 18 percent of the state’s population, and is a $14 bi
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 11, 2016 16:34
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[Tennessee] GOP lawmaker returns Cuban cigars from Jeremy Durham

With several fellow Republican lawmakers reporting embattled House Majority Whip Jeremy Durham is trying to curry favor with colleagues days before House Republicans decide his fate, one fellow GOP lawmaker is returning a gift given by Durham this week..
The Tennessean
added Jan 17, 2016 16:28

smoke-free community college movement continues to grow

Truth Initiative has awarded $274,730 in grants to 54 public community colleges in 25 states. Each community college received up to $5,000 per year... The number of smoke-free colleges has tripled since 2010.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jan 9, 2016 12:16

college + grad school scholarship rewards creativity and community service

Truth Initiative is offering college and graduate students a chance to earn the “Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations.”
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jan 9, 2016 12:15

[Connecticut] As Smoking Rates Drop, Medicaid Recipients Twice As Likely To Smoke

Connecticut's Medicaid program is among the most aggressive in the nation in trying to help enrollees kick the habit, according to the CDC. It is one of only nine state Medicaid programs that in 2015 covered individual and group cessation counseling as
Hartford (CT) Courant
added Jan 8, 2016 21:58
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