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Anti-Tobacco Efforts Lead to 53 Million Fewer Smokers Worldwide

Tobacco-control programs helped 53 million people quit smoking in 88 countries between 2008 and 2014, a new study says. The researchers said that translates to more than 22 million lives saved in those countries due to the drop in smoking rates. "Our fi
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 12, 2016 17:56
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Smoking Sucks! 6 States That Need to Change Their Tobacco Laws

a handful of states have taken a hands-off approach to regulating smoking. Though more restrictive local tobacco laws may exist, in these states, cigarette taxes are low, smoking bans less extensive, and smokers are still able to light up with relative fr
The Cheat Sheet
added Aug 22, 2016 01:11
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Effect of Pictorial Cigarette Pack Warnings on Changes in Smoking Behavior

Pictorial warnings effectively increased intentions to quit, forgoing cigarettes, quit attempts, and successfully quitting smoking over 4 weeks. Our trial findings suggest that implementing pictorial warnings on cigarette packs in the United States would
Archives of Internal Medicine
added Jun 6, 2016 17:56
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[Netherlands] Dutch tobacco policy goes up in smoke amid political tensions

the figures show that the highest proportion of smokers of any age is among twentysomethings. Almost 40 per cent of them smoke, 60 per cent of them every day. The habit falls back slightly for the over-30s, but by then – as the song says – it’s a hard ha
Irish Times (ie)
added Jun 2, 2016 02:58
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[Canada] ANGLIN: Consider the evidence on the benefits of vaping

If it does not have for the new technologies a “mass of information, studies and research” like that amassed on the harms of tobacco use, the government can’t begin to justify applying the restrictions contained in Bill S-5 to e-cigarette or vaping packa
irpp--Institute for Research on Public Policy (ca)
added Sep 12, 2017 02:52
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Tobacco output seen falling below 50,000 MT

Philippine tobacco output this year may not reach 50,000 metric tons (MT), as the decline in the demand for cigarettes discouraged farmers from planting the cash crop, the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) said on Wednesday.
Business Mirror (ph)
added Sep 7, 2017 01:58
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[California] Cigarette sales dive after tax hike, but why?

It’s possible that some California consumers are buying lower-taxed cigarettes in neighboring states, or even over the internet. Kerstein, though, said stepped-up enforcement and travel distances hamper illegal purchases. “It seems the success rate for o
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Jul 11, 2017 04:55
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[Canada] Evidence to Guide Action: Comprehensive Tobacco Control in Ontario (2016) Smoke-Free Ontario Scientific Advisory Committee (PDF) (473pp)

To answer the overall question, “Which interventions or set of interventions will have the greatest impact on reducing tobacco use in Ontario?, SFO-SAC 2016 reviewed, assessed and categorized a total of 56 interventions over the four pillar topics of i
Public Health Ontario (ca)
added May 2, 2017 16:41
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Nicotine and e-cigarettes: Rethinking addiction in the context of reduced harm

Substance abuse (recreational or dependence related) also creates a multi-billion-pound public health bill, and this, added to the fact it is often deemed an act of ‘self-harm’ or ‘self-destruction’, incites little in the way of public sympathy. The idea
International Journal of Drug Policy
added Apr 27, 2017 15:03
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[Asia, China] Tobacco industry still rakes in major profit despite anti-smoking laws

People around the world are smoking about as many cigarettes as ever nearly 6 trillion per year. It's an incredible number, translating into big business - and profit - for tobacco makers. But as new cigarette laws go into effect, are they having any imp
CCTV America
added Dec 6, 2016 13:58
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