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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

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

[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
added Jul 7, 2016 17:52

[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

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

[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

Two decades of tobacco reduction saves Hawaii $1 billion in health costs

Hawaii has saved an estimated $1 billion in health care costs thanks to 20 years of tobacco prevention and control policies and programs, according to the Hawaii Department of Health. The savings are due to a reduction in the number of youth, adult, and
West Hawaii Today
added Mar 21, 2018 04:04

New UN health agency regulation guidelines aim to help countries end ‘reign’ of tobacco industry

“Tobacco product regulation is an under-utilized tool which has a critical role to play in reducing tobacco use [and] these new tools provide a useful resource to countries to either introduce or improve existing tobacco product regulation provisions and
UN News Service
added Mar 10, 2018 16:55

HACKER: Raising Kentucky's cigarette tax is good health policy and good for kids

Health advocates are calling for a $1 per pack increase in Kentucky’s state tax on cigarettes because it will reduce tobacco use, particularly among youth and pregnant women. Less smoking means healthier babies and youth and a significant reduction in th
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Mar 8, 2018 17:47

[Asia-pacific] US charity hails Vietnam for trying to stub out tobacco use

Vietnam’s health ministry received global recognition on Wednesday for its efforts to end the use of tobacco, which is killing millions of people worldwide every year. The ministry was among six winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for Global
added Mar 8, 2018 15:08
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