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Smoke-free laws associated with reduced systolic blood pressure

Smoke-free policies have been associated with lower systolic (top number) blood pressure readings among non-smokers, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/America
added Nov 28, 2018 00:04

Smoke-free policies associated with lower blood pressure

While smoke-free policies—laws that prohibit smoking in public places like bars and restaurants—have been associated with reduced rates of hospitalization for heart disease, previous studies have not examined changes in blood pressure. In this new analys
Medical Xpress (
added Nov 22, 2018 13:10

[UK] Calls for council tenants to be banned from smoking at home as figures show they are THREE times more likely to do so than house owners

Researchers found 35 per cent of residents in social housing smoked, compared with 25 per cent in private rented accommodation and just 11 per cent of home owners. The report, published between Action Smoking Health and two All Party Parliamentary Gro
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 21, 2018 03:01

'Troubling signs': Health Canada to review tobacco strategy as smoking rate spikes

Health Canada is looking for outside experts to review its tobacco control strategy — a federal program that appears to have hit a wall after years of helping to drive down smoking rates. According to a posting on Merx, a website used by Ottawa to list
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 22, 2018 01:33

[Texas] E-Cigarettes: Rekindling America's Addiction to Tobacco

Cofer was among the speakers at The University of Texas System’s two-day Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit at MD Anderson, where health and policy experts convened to discuss policy, prevention and cessation efforts for tobacco and nicotine-related products,
Texas Medical Center
added Dec 11, 2018 23:39

[Asia, Thailand] PARPART: Smoked out? Not yet

We all have to live with each other even though we do not think or act the same. Everyone has a choice, so even smokers should be free to decide what they want to do with their lives. We're not asking for much -- just a place to kill ourselves convenientl
Bangkok Post (th)
added Nov 20, 2018 20:06
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[Vermont] History Space: VT battled to reduce tobacco use

Fifty years ago almost half of Vermont adults smoked. Today that number is 18 percent. At one time close to 35 percent of high school kids in Vermont smoked cigarettes, today that number is closer to nine percent. Thirty years ago, Vermonters smoked in r
Burlington (VT) Free Press
added Nov 20, 2018 18:54

Neighborhood differences in alternative tobacco product availability and advertising in New York City: Implications for health disparities

The marketing of inexpensive, combusted tobacco products disproportionately saturates low-income, minority communities, while potentially lower risk, non-combusted products are more accessible in largely White and higher income neighborhoods. This patter
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 22, 2018 01:47

[Asia, China] EDITORIAL: Bigger sales of tobacco products go against plan for healthy nation

The Healthy China 2030 plan vows to reduce the size of smoker population...But given the tobacco corporation's deployment and growth momentum these years...the goal of downsizing the smoking population is mission impossible unless there is a drastic chan
China Daily (cn)
added Dec 2, 2018 16:32

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Harm reduction seen to stem Asia’s smoking epidemic

Leading think tanks asked policy makers in Asia to consider adopting tobacco harm reduction approach and provide access and accurate information on alternative nicotine products such as electronic cigarettes, heated tobacco products and snus.
Manila Standard (ph)
added Nov 21, 2018 03:03
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