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Smoking bans persuade light users to give up the habit

A new national study shows for the first time how smoking bans in cities, states and counties led young people living in those areas to give up, or never take up, the use of cigarettes. In particular, the study found that young males who were light smok
EurekAlert
added Oct 5, 2016 20:10
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[Mississippi] EVANS: Tobacco tax is boost to health, budget: Column

The two big reasons, then and now, for raising the state tobacco tax are first, that tobacco use by Mississippians costs the state big money — about $320 million a year in Medicaid expenditures alone. Second, raising the tax on cigarettes and other tobac
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Sep 5, 2016 01:51
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South Australian smokers pay more than $50,000 a year in fines for cigarette crimes intended to cut smoking

More than $57,000 of fines were issued to smokers last financial year for lighting up in cars with kids, at playgrounds, in bus shelters, on train platforms and for throwing lit butts out of the car, latest police figures show. And since last month, smo
Adelaide Now -- The Advertiser and Sunday Mail (au)
added Aug 9, 2016 14:37
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[UK] Wholesaler Booker says tobacco sales continue to bite

Britain's biggest cash-and-carry wholesaler, said tobacco sales in the first quarter continued to be negatively impacted by a ban on small stores displaying tobacco products. The company, which serves 1.3 million customers, said tobacco sales were down 7
Reuters
added Jul 7, 2016 17:52
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[New Zealand] Removal of tobacco displays working- study

“This study provides strong evidence that the removal of prominent point-of-sale displays from almost all New Zealand dairies, petrol stations and supermarkets has protected children from starting to smoke, and has contributed to reducing smoking among s
Māori Television (nz)
added Jul 5, 2016 11:37
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Living longer, living well: How we can achieve the World Health Organization’s ‘25 by 25’ goals in the UK (PDF)

It now lies with policy makers to implement (and evaluate) interventions to reduce the vast disease burden associated with poor diet, physical inactivity, smoking and alcohol consumption. ... Smoking is responsible for over 80% of all deaths from
Richmond Group of Charities (uk)
added Jun 8, 2016 18:01
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[Australia] Reaching “an audience that you would never dream of speaking to”: influential public health researchers’ views on the role of news media in influencing policy and public understanding.

In this interview-based study, we report on the views about news media engagement and strategies used by 36 peer-voted leading Australian public health researchers in six fields.
University of Sydney eScholarship Repository (au)
added May 22, 2012 00:07
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[North Carolina] Impact of Smoking Ban on Passive Smoke Exposure in Pregnant Non-Smokers in the Southeastern United States [FREE FULL TEXT]

results indicate that banning smoking in public spaces may reduce passive smoke exposure in non-smoking pregnant women. The current study also replicates previous findings regarding individual level characteristics associated with gestational passive smok
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
added Jan 17, 2018 20:42
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[Asia, India] Odisha: Pictorial warnings bring down smoking by 3.3 per cent

The pictorial warnings on packages of tobacco products seem to have worked well as the number of tobacco smokers in the State has come down. The prevalence of smoking has declined by 3.3 per cent in last eight years and only seven per cent adults, above 1
New Indian Express (in)
added Jan 14, 2018 15:27
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[Pennsylvania] Restaurant, Bar Smoking Bans Impact Smoking Behaviors, Especially for the Highly Educated

The study — led by former Drexel doctoral student at Drexel and current Northwestern fellow Stephanie Mayne, PhD — found that the bans were associated with high gains in quit attempts by smokers with low incomes.
DrexelNow
added Jan 11, 2018 16:27
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