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Advancing the right to health: the vital role of law

This report aims to raise awareness about the role that the reform of public health laws can play in advancing the right to health and in creating the conditions for people to live healthy lives. By encouraging a better understanding of how public health
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 19, 2017 18:35
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Health Coalition: Minnesota Must Pass Tobacco 21 Law

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 50 organizations...reacted to research released projecting that raising the legal tobacco age to 21 would reduce the number of youth and young adult smokers in Minnesota by more than 30,000 in the ne
PR Newswire
added Jan 13, 2017 22:35
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[California] As cities, states OK legal pot, 'sin' taxes, will national public health policies follow?

Despite losses in other states, California's passage of a cigarette tax hike could drive other states looking to drop smoking rates. Over the past decade, such policies have led to a decline in the U.S. smoking rate, which went from 23% in 2001 to 17% by
Modern Healthcare Magazine
added Nov 9, 2016 22:20
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[Montana] Smoking declining four years after MSU went tobacco-free

“Overall, yes, it’s successful,” said Marci Torres, MSU’s health advancement director. “We still have some challenges, but that’s not any different from any campus.” MSU went tobacco-free in August 2012. That marked a historic change for a campus where
Bozeman (MT) Chronicle
added Oct 9, 2016 14:42
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[UK-Scotland] Sheila Duffy: Smoke-free prisons will change attitudes and protect health

When Scotland’s indoor public spaces became smoke-free ten years ago, much of the media comment was about how damaging tobacco smoke is to people’s lungs and circulatory systems, and how it increases the risks of developing cancer. Tobacco smoke is no le
The Scotsman (uk)
added Sep 9, 2016 15:39
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[Minnesota] HEALTH NOTES: Public housing smoke bans studied

Nonsmoking policies in public housing results in less smoking by residents. So says a study released last week by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives. The policies also reduce nonsmokers’ exposure to
Duluth (MN) News-Tribune
added Jul 27, 2016 03:08
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[New Zealand] Fewer Kiwi teens think smoking is 'cool'

They're onto something - the Year 10 Snapshot study conducted by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and the University of Otago shows smoking uptake amongst school students has dropped to record level lows.
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jul 18, 2016 00:50
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Nine in 10 NSW homes now smoke-free

chell said the NSW Government’s efforts to curb smoking, the leading cause of disease and premature death across the state, are working. The NSW Government has invested $4.4 million in the 2017-18 State Budget into services that target chronic health is
NSW Ministry of Health (au)
added Dec 15, 2017 17:01
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[UK] Greater Manchester Leads The Way To Help People Kick The Habit This Stoptober

The result is a real culture shift and a sharp drop in smoking rates to record lows. However far too much variation still exists - including in Greater Manchester where 18.4% of adults smoke compared to 15.5% nationally. This is why we need local app
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 5, 2017 11:59
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[Ohio] EDITORIAL: Our View: Other universities should follow smoke-free lead of Kent State, Akron

And in Ohio, a state in which the smoking rate has exceeded the national average, it’s especially important that a concerted effort is being made by major employers and educational institutions...Though Kent and Akron aren’t breaking new ground, their boa
New Philadelphia (OH) Times-Reporter
added Jul 5, 2017 17:17
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