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Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Seem to Help Some People Quit

"This is the first top-quality evidence available that these warnings do change behavior," said lead researcher Noel Brewer. .. Such habit-changing images show smoke emerging from a hole (stoma) in the neck, smoke-ravaged lungs, badly stained teeth, or a
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 6, 2016 18:26
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[California] San Diego sees decrease in stores selling tobacco, hookah lounges, vape shops

The decreases come after California tripled the state cigarette tax in 2017, and the state’s minimum age for tobacco purchases increased from 18 to 21 in 2016. The percentage of tobacco stores selling illegally to minors during undercover stings also we
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Jul 13, 2018 12:59
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Illinois banned smoking in businesses 10 years ago. Here's what owners and smokers have learned

there’s been a 20.5 percent decrease in hospitalizations for conditions aggravated by secondhand smoke -- like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart attacks -- according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The youth smoking rate
Decatur (IL) Herald & Review
added May 19, 2018 19:03
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[Africa, Kenya] BAT protests more tobacco taxes

Cigarette maker British American Tobacco Kenya (BAT) has ratcheted up pressure against further increases in excise duty. The Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed cigarette maker repeated on Friday that “unpredictable” tax increases are a threat to its Ke
Business Daily Africa (The Nation) (ke)
added May 14, 2018 02:33
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[Maryland] U.S. Surgeon General talks tobacco and cigarette smoking in Baltimore

Surgeon General Dr. Jerome M. Adams gave the keynote speech Thursday to members of The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco... He grew up working on his grandfather’s tobacco farm in St. Mary’s County...But his grandfather was also a life-long smo
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Feb 23, 2018 16:26
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[Malaysia] No smoking campaigns having impact on the young

The “Tak Nak” campaign, which ran from 2004 to 2010, was one of three programmes launched by the Health Ministry. There others were the Smoke-Free Generation Initiative; Malaysian Quit Smoking Services, or mQuit Programme, initiated in 2015; and KOTAK or
Yahoo!
added Feb 18, 2018 18:39
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Productivity losses due to premature mortality from cancer in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS): A population-based comparison

Locally-tailored strategies are required to reduce the economic burden of cancer in developing economies. Focussing on tobacco control, vaccination programs and cancer screening, combined with access to adequate treatment, could yield significant gains fo
Cancer Epidemiology [Cancer Detection and Prevention]
added Feb 1, 2018 18:46
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Tobacco's Harms May Come Sooner Than Smokers Think

Researchers found that compared with nonsmokers, those who smoke generally believe that any health problems -- from yellow teeth to lung cancer -- would strike later in life. It's a perception, researchers said, that might delay some people's efforts to
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 24, 2018 04:46
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E-Cigarettes: Use, Effects on Smoking, Risks, and Policy Implications

While e-cigarettes deliver lower levels of carcinogens than do conventional cigarettes, they still expose users to high levels of ultrafine particles and other toxins that may substantially increase cardiovascular and noncancer lung disease risks, which a
Annual Review of Public Health
added Jan 14, 2018 21:28
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[Asia, India] Picture perfect: the effectiveness of pictorial health warnings on tobacco products

the pictorial warnings on both sides of packages of tobacco products came into effect in April 2016 following the direction of the Rajasthan High Court and subsequently the Supreme Court too made it mandatory. After the decision of Karnataka High Court,
DNA India (in)
added Dec 18, 2017 16:45
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