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[South Carolina] Cancer Institute awards MUSC Hollings $15 million to lead studies on tobacco

Do government policies geared toward reducing smoking tobacco really work? If so, will those policies drive more people to use vaporized nicotine products, such as “e-cigs?” And is that necessarily a good thing from a public health standpoint? Those are
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added Jun 2, 2016 17:01
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[UK] This one chart shows the impact plain packaging laws had on cigarette sales in Australia (spoiler: it wasn't much)

despite three years of data, there is little evidence yet the policy has worked. In fact, the chart below shows that in the immediate aftermath of the new law, cigarette sales were barely affected by the packaging changes. Instead, sales only dropped of
City A.M. (uk)
added May 19, 2016 20:32
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Healthcare costs nosedive when smokers quit

When cigarette smokers quit, societal healthcare costs immediately plunge, a new study shows. If 10 percent of American smokers gave up cigarettes and the rest cut back by 10 percent, the U.S. could shave $63 billion off medical costs the next year, the
Reuters
added May 18, 2016 22:14
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Smoke-Free Policies Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk

Laws that ban smoking at workplaces and other public places are associated with a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease, even after controlling for a variety of factors, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. The study, published i
Northwestern University
added Jun 8, 2018 17:11
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Impact of the WHO FCTC over the first decade: a global evidence review prepared for the Impact Assessment Expert Group [FREE FULL TEXT]

s The FCTC has increased the implementation of measures across several policy domains, and these implementations have resulted in measurable impacts on tobacco consumption, prevalence and other outcomes. However, FCTC implementation must be accelerated, a
Tobacco Control
added Jun 8, 2018 13:31
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YEE: How This Anti-Smoking Campaign Is Going After Ad Agencies

Advertising firms certainly can do lot of good in the world, such as helping promote healthier behaviors and products as evidenced by the work of Edelman with the CVS campaigns. Vital Strategies is hoping that the #QuitBigTobacco campaign gets more ad fi
Forbes
added Jun 5, 2018 16:24
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[France] A million French smokers quit in 2017 thanks to anti-smoking campaigns

There are now a million fewer people in France lighting up tobacco products than there were between 2016 and 2017. This is a staggering amount of people who have suddenly decided to kick the bad habit — a change the likes of which hasn’t been seen in ove
ZME Science
added May 30, 2018 16:30
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Strong government commitment helps achieving a significant decline in tobacco smoking in Uruguay

A study conducted in Uruguay by the Ministry of Health and the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) reveals that Uruguay has significantly reduced smoking over the past nine years, viz. smoking rates have dropped by more than 13 percent among adults - from
Asian Tribune
added May 18, 2018 05:08
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Local Tobacco Regs Take a Toll

profit-generating category in the c-store universe remains tobacco... While awareness and donations are critical, being visible and establishing a relationship with the decision makers plays an important role, both with politicians and the tobacco communi
Convenience Store Decisions
added May 11, 2018 02:54
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[Asia, Mid-east] VAT on tobacco in Saudi Arabia persuades many smokers to quit, but some hang on

Many Saudis say the increase in tobacco prices which doubled after the introduction of the value-added tax (VAT) in June last year, has helped them to quit this bad habit. Salman Al-Imam, a Sudanese driver living in Saudi Arabia, gave up 10 months ago. “
Arab News (sa)
added May 9, 2018 15:22
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