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Money’s better than e-cigs or nicotine gum at helping smokers quit, study says

researchers gave over 6,000 smokers different tools to quit smoking, like free nicotine patches, motivational texts, free e-cigarettes, and free medication or e-cigs plus a total of $600. Overall, only 1.3 percent of smokers had quit after six months. Tho
The Verge (Vox Media)
added May 28, 2018 18:03
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ARCHIVE: Mediational pathways of the impact of cigarette warning labels on quit attempts [FREE FULL TEXT]

Health warning labels seem to influence future quitting attempts primarily through their ability to stimulate thoughts about the risks of smoking, which in turn help to raise smoking-related health concerns, which lead to stronger intentions to quit, a k
Health Psychology
added May 28, 2018 18:00
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Tobacco Cessation Interventions and Smoke-Free Policies in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities — United States, 2016

Tobacco-free campus policies and integration of tobacco cessation interventions in behavioral health treatment facilities could decrease tobacco-related disease and death and could improve behavioral health outcomes among persons with mental and substanc
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added May 11, 2018 02:03
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PHILIP: We need health equity for a tobacco-free Florida

However, when it comes to tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke there are still many geographic and demographic inequalities across our state. Nearly 2.5 million Florida adults, or 15.5 percent, still smoke cigarettes. There are large populations
Tallahassee (FL) Democrat
added Apr 12, 2018 19:14
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The health, poverty, and financial consequences of a cigarette price increase among 500 million male smokers in 13 middle income countries: compartmental model study

Higher prices of cigarettes provide more health and financial gains to the poorest 20% than to the richest 20% of the population. Higher excise taxes support the targets of the sustainable development goals on non-communicable diseases and poverty, and pr
British Medical Journal
added Apr 12, 2018 17:53
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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
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[California] Change is NOT as bad as it first appears as most people underestimate their ability to cope, confirm scientists

It has also been shown that public opinion softens after change has occurred... The research was based on public acceptance of three separate events. One was a ban on single-use plastic water bottles in San Francisco, a smoking ban in Ontario, and accep
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 1, 2018 23:31
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Tobacco costs to go up soon but smokers undeterred

The 10 per cent increase to the tobacco excise tax is likely to push up the price of a pack of cigarettes by around a dollar. But this is unlikely to encourage smokers to give up the habit, a straw poll by The New Paper shows. Of the 30 people aged fro
The New Paper Online (sg)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:29
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[Africa, Nigeria] Right Groups Demands Mass Action on Tobacco Control Act

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) and National Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has asserted that enforcing tobacco control laws in Nigeria is everyone’s duty; hence all hands must be on deck to ensure that the laws a
The News Nigeria (ng)
added Jan 25, 2018 23:19
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[Australia] Aussies smoking, drinking less, data shows

according to the most recent data by Australia Bureau of Statistics,... In 2014-15, 14.5 per cent of adults were daily smokers compared to 23.8 per cent in 1995.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jan 25, 2018 22:46
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