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Why Scott Gottlieb is the one Trump official everybody seems to like

Gottlieb has won over critics and allayed many fears of the public health community. He is getting away with things like cracking down on tobacco and salt in food — moves that would have been dubbed “nanny state” in the Obama era. He’s also surprised many
Vox Media
added Apr 12, 2018 18:12
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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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Higher cigarette prices would help millions avoid poor health and extreme poverty

The findings show that people on low incomes have the most to gain, and the researchers say modest action by many governments "could yield unprecedented health gains and poverty reduction." Based on current patterns, smoking will be responsible for abo
EurekAlert
added Apr 11, 2018 23:50
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The State of US Health, 1990-2016 / Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Among US States [FREE FULL TEXT]

Across all US states, the top risk factors in terms of attributable DALYs were due to 1 of the 3 following causes: tobacco consumption (32 states), high BMI (10 states), or alcohol and drug use (8 states).
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Apr 10, 2018 22:26
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[Australia] Taking the pressure off the spring: the case of rebounding smoking rates when antitobacco campaigns ceased [FREE FULL TEXT]

demonstrated that the withdrawal of mass media was associated with a disruption in achieving smoking prevalence targets. There was an absence of a downward monthly smoking prevalence trajectory during the period of no campaign. Moreover, there was a signi
Tobacco Control
added Apr 8, 2018 15:31
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WHO marks 70th birthday: “Universal health coverage, everyone, everywhere”

On 7 April, World Health Day, the World Health Organization marks its 70th anniversary. Over the past 7 decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases like smallpox and to fight against deadly habits like tobacco use.
MERCOPRESS (uy)
added Apr 7, 2018 18:18
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GLANTZ: Users of non-cigarette tobacco products are price sensitive, too

The policy implication of this work is that tax increases (to increase price and reduce consumption) is good public health policy for nonsmoked tobacco products, too.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Apr 6, 2018 15:57
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[UK] Tax sugar, alcohol and tobacco to help the poor, say experts

Just a day before the UK brings in a levy on sugary drinks, experts are urging every country in the world to use taxes to deter people from the eating, drinking and smoking habits that will damage their health. T
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 5, 2018 04:36
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'Sin taxes' can help to curb chronic disease: How levies on soft drinks, snacks, alcohol and tobacco are more likely to change the behaviour of poorer consumers

A global study found taxes on soft drinks, snacks, alcohol and tobacco are more likely to change the lifestyle behaviour of vulnerable poorer consumers / But most of the tax revenues would come from higher income households / Poor of society are dispropo
Press Association (uk)
added Apr 5, 2018 01:08
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STILL NEED MEASURES TO REDUCE SMOKING, TOBACCO USE IN KENTUCKY

The budget passed by the legislature today includes only a 50-cent increase on cigarettes. We appreciate that this was a difficult vote for many legislators in Kentucky. However, evidence shows that a $1 or higher increase in Kentucky’s cigarette tax wo
BereaOnline.com
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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