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Patient and Provider Groups Urge Medicare Not to Undercut Lung Cancer Screening

More than 80 patient advocacy groups, medical associations and health care systems are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to abandon drastic low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening reimbursement cuts in the 2017 Ho
PR Newswire
added Sep 6, 2016 21:41
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[Burma/Myanmar] Anti-tobacco law to be upgraded with harsher punishments, fines

Though the consumption of cigarettes and tobacco products decreased in 2007 after the control of smoking law came into effect, usage subsequently increased, apparently in part because of lax enforcement, particularly with regard to the ban on selling cig
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Sep 6, 2016 15:54
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CASTRO: We won’t achieve sustainable development goals for NCDs or other targets without tobacco taxes

Implementing greater tobacco taxation worldwide and designating part of the revenue to public health programmes and accessible health care could help save more than 16 million lives annually in NCD prevention alone. All countries, even the poorest, have b
The Lancet (uk)
added Sep 3, 2016 13:19
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Trends in Use of Medications for Smoking Cessation in Medicare, 2007–2012

Use of smoking-cessation medications among Medicare beneficiaries remains low. Health effects of Medicare policies that increase coverage for medical support for smoking cessation may be limited by low utilization of effective medications.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Sep 2, 2016 14:54
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[UK] Smoking cessation clinic in Widnes designed to help Halton residents quit

Citizens Advice Halton and the council’s Health Improvement Team have joined forces. Last year Citizens Advice Halton helped more than 1,400 with money problems and debt and a spokesman said that in many cases, residents wanted to quit due to the huge c
Liverpool Daily Post & Echo (uk)
added Sep 2, 2016 14:47
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[UK] MPs say cuts are 'false economy' in drive to improve poor people's health

Funding reductions are already resulting in significant cuts to key services such as sexual health services and support for people who want to stop smoking,” said David Buck, senior fellow, public health and health inequalities.
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 1, 2016 14:51
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National No Smoke Day Is a Movement Challenging Americans to Quit Smoking on October 3, 2016

National No Smoke Day will culminate a viral wave of awareness that encourages smokers to give up the habit. The movement is currently live on Kickstarter and raising funds to bring the project to life. Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,
DigitalJournal.com (blog)
added Aug 31, 2016 21:30
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[Florida] Castor to file bill allowing premium cigarmakers to donate stogies to troops

Premium cigar makers who want to donate stogies to U.S. troops serving abroad should be exempt from federal rules that prohibit charitable contributions of tobacco products. Or so says U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, responding to a Tampa Bay Times sto
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 31, 2016 16:12
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[Florida] cigars donations are bad for the military’s health

members of the military smoke at higher rates, and recruits are highly susceptible to tobacco initiation. The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network put it well. It would be a disservice if those protections weren’t extended to the servicemen and
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 31, 2016 16:05
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REYNOLDS AMERICAN FOUNDATION ANSWERS CALL TO SUPPORT AMERICAN RED CROSS EFFORTS IN LOUISIANA

The Reynolds American Foundation has donated $200,000 to the American Red Cross for assisting flood victims in Louisiana. . . . The Reynolds American Foundation focuses its contribution resources in communities where significant numbers of Reynolds Americ
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Aug 31, 2016 15:59
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