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truth® campaign prevents more than 300,000 young people from smoking in one year

an estimated 301,930 youth and young adults did not become smokers over the course of one year because of the truth campaign, according to a new study published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 7, 2017 21:44
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[UK-Scotland] Minimum price for tobacco could cut smoking and improve health, experts say

The research highlighted that while the percentage of adults who smoke has dropped from 28% in 2003 to 21%, the proportion has remained static since 2013. Smoking rates remain highest in poorer areas, with 35% of adults in the least well off parts of Sc
Press Association (uk)
added Nov 25, 2017 01:11
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[UK-Scotland] Support for minimum tobacco price plan to stub out smoking

HEALTH experts have suggested a minimum price for tobacco to cut smoking in poorer parts of Scotland. Further steps are needed to make tobacco more expensive and less available, according to a report bringing together the views of 10 specialists in the
Evening Times (uk)
added Nov 25, 2017 01:05
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[Europe] A cough never killed anyone? Chronic lung diseases rank as second largest killer

Stricter rules on smoking, reimbursed anti-smoking programmes and smoke-free public places are among the ways to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from being a public health crisis, says Mikaela Odemyr.
EurActiv
added Nov 18, 2017 03:07
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Impact of increasing tobacco taxes on working-age adults: short-term health gain, health equity and cost savings

The majority of the health benefit over a 10-year horizon from increasing tobacco taxes is accrued in the working-age population (20–65 years). There remains a need for more work on the associated productivity benefits of such health gains.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 17, 2017 15:30
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West Virginia included in Truth Initiative’s ‘Tobacco Nation’

West Virginia and 11 other states make up what the Truth Initiative is calling “Tobacco Nation” in a new report which finds smoking rates in that part of the United States are among some of the highest in the entire world. The Truth Initiative identifies
West Virginia Metro News Network
added Nov 9, 2017 20:31
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[Europe] Do Cigarette Prices Affect Infant Mortality?

The study outlines valuable correlations between cigarette prices and infant mortality rates. There is an association between cigarette price increases and infant mortality rates decreases. The price differentials contribute to this association; as the g
Medical News Bulletin (ca)
added Oct 29, 2017 18:31
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[UK-Scotland] Smoke-free legislation and paediatric hospitalisations for acute respiratory tract infections: national quasi-experimental study with unexpected findings and important methodological implications

We investigated whether Scottish implementation of smoke-free legislation was associated with a reduction in unplanned hospitalisations or deaths (‘events’) due to respiratory tract infections (RTIs) among children....When accounting for this break point,
Tobacco Control
added Oct 27, 2017 23:25
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[Kansas] CULLINAN: How Tobacco Free Is WSU?

As of July 1, Wichita State University is tobacco free, joining more than 1,100 college campuses...What’s the point? Students still smoke on campus. I haven’t seen a massive shift, and I’m on campus every day.
The Sunflower (Wichita State University)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:25
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E-cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking

E-cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking is the key message from the British Psychological Society report 'Changing behaviour: Electronic cigarettes' published this week. The new behaviour change briefing aims to provide guidance a
ScienceDaily
added Oct 10, 2017 20:33
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