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Studies may have overestimated effect that smoking bans play in reducing hospitalizations

We found that raising cigarette taxes can have an immediate beneficial effect in terms of reducing costly hospitalizations. As for smoking bans, while these may eventually lower hospitalizations, our research found no immediate benefit in terms of reduced
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Sep 20, 2016 15:57
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[Asia, Pakistan] AHMED: Smoky affairs

why should the FBR not be held directly accountable for its failure to curb smuggling, check illicit trade and achieve revenue targets instead of giving them the power to take steps against the spirit of the international convention the government has sig
The News (pk)
added Apr 16, 2018 21:06
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[Canada] Does taxing tobacco motivate smokers to butt out?

The Canadian Cancer Society thinks it does, and applauds the tobacco increase announced in Tuesday’s federal budget. The tax for a carton of cigarettes increased by $1 – in addition to a $1.29 inflation tax adjustment for a carton of 200 cigarettes — f
Regina (Sas) Leader-Post (ca)
added Mar 1, 2018 17:17
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Cigarette Smoking Rates in US Reach Historic Lows

"The good news is that these data are consistent with the declines in adult cigarette smoking that we’ve seen for several decades. These findings also show that more people are quitting, and those who continue to smoke are smoking less," according to Cor
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Jan 24, 2018 17:12
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Global evidence on the effect of point-of-sale display bans on smoking prevalence

Results Having a POS display ban reduced overall adult daily smoking, male smoking and female smoking by about 7%, 6% and 9%, respectively. Conclusions Having a POS display ban is likely to reduce smoking prevalence and generate public health benefits.
Tobacco Control
added Jan 14, 2018 15:43
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How tobacco companies in the UK prepared for and responded to standardised packaging of cigarettes and rolling tobacco

There was non-compliance with the legislation, with slim packs, which are not permitted, on sale after standardised packaging was implemented. Conclusions Our findings highlight the need to monitor developments in markets introducing standardised packagi
Tobacco Control
added Jan 11, 2018 03:35
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[UK] Success rates for people quitting smoking hit record high

Nearly 20% of those who quit in first half of 2017 have been successful, with e-cigarettes becoming most popular method of quitting, say UCL researchers
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:45
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FDA to study warnings for cigarette packaging

is planning to launch a research study to find new warning labels for cigarette packs that are constitutional. The agency announced its proposed Experimental Study on Warning Statements for Cigarettes Graphic Health Warnings in a public notice in the Fed
The Hill
added Sep 19, 2017 14:49
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Setting research priorities in tobacco control: a stakeholder engagement project [FREE FULL TEXT]

There are many unanswered questions in the field of tobacco control. Stakeholders highlighted electronic cigarettes, addressing inequalities and mental health and other substance abuse as key areas for further research, and efficacy, relative efficacy,
Addiction
added Sep 8, 2017 14:58
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Russian Life Expectancy Hits Record High

Russians born in 2016 are expected to live 71.87 years on average... In 2015, the OECD attributed Russia's slow increase in life expectancy to “the impact of the economic transition in the 1990s and a rise in risk-increasing behavior among men,” such as
Moscow Times (ru)
added Jun 29, 2017 18:34
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