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Report: Florida adult, teen smoking rates hit record low

Ten years ago, Floridians voted in support of a state constitutional amendment to fund a tobacco education and use prevention program, now known as Tobacco Free Florida. The program has resulted in a significant decrease in smoking rates among adults and
Crestview (FL) News-Bulletin
added Nov 19, 2016 19:05
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[UK] CUTTING DOWN: THE REALITY OF BUDGET CUTS TO LOCAL TOBACCO CONTROL (PDF)

- Smoking cessation budgets have been cut in 59% of local authorities this year. - Budgets for wider tobacco control work...have been cut in 45% of local authorities this year... Cuts are primarily the result of national policy decisions
Cancer Research Campaign (UK)
added Nov 16, 2016 17:26
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[Asia] India’s move away from cigarettes creates a withdrawal problem for millions of tobacco workers

that is one of the challenges for countries trying to reduce tobacco consumption – providing alternative employment for those who rely on the industry for their livelihoods. India is the world’s third largest producer of tobacco behind China and Brazil a
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) (au)
added Nov 13, 2016 17:01
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CDC Reports: U.S. Has Cut Number of Smokers by 8.6 Million since 2005, But Smoking Is Still Huge Problem and Causes 30 Percent of Cancer Deaths

Our progress in reducing smoking is no accident. It stems directly from implementing proven strategies to reduce tobacco use. Smoking declines has accelerated since 2009 as a result of a stepped-up national effort, including: A 62-cent increase in the fe
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 10, 2016 21:41
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'It's a game changer': Anti-tobacco campaigners rejoice after California voters pass a $2 tax hike on cigarettes

Herzog said that tobacco companies could use their pricing power to mitigate a victory even in California, which is the single largest cigarette consumer by state. 'A bigger potential 'risk' is that other states follow suit and try to push through simila
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 9, 2016 22:41
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California Voters Approve $2 Tobacco Tax Increase in Big Win for Kids and Health

The Prop 56 campaign achieved this 63-37 percent victory despite being outspent more than 2-to-1 by tobacco companies, led by Altria/Philip Morris and Reynolds American/R.J. Reynolds, which poured an unprecedented $71 million into fighting the measure. B
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 9, 2016 22:24
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[California] As cities, states OK legal pot, 'sin' taxes, will national public health policies follow?

Despite losses in other states, California's passage of a cigarette tax hike could drive other states looking to drop smoking rates. Over the past decade, such policies have led to a decline in the U.S. smoking rate, which went from 23% in 2001 to 17% by
Modern Healthcare Magazine
added Nov 9, 2016 22:20
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[California] As cities, states OK legal pot, 'sin' taxes, will national public health policies follow?

Despite losses in other states, California's passage of a cigarette tax hike could drive other states looking to drop smoking rates. Over the past decade, such policies have led to a decline in the U.S. smoking rate, which went from 23% in 2001 to 17% by
Modern Healthcare Magazine
added Nov 9, 2016 22:20
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[Alaska] The far-reaching effects of eliminating tobacco use on health campuses

November 17 marks ANTHC's 10th anniversary of adopting a tobacco-free policy (it has been updated to include not only cigarettes and spit tobacco, but e-cigarettes as well). The anniversary coincides with the Great American Smokeout, a national event cre
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Nov 7, 2016 22:02
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Talking Politics: Missouri Tobacco Tax Increase Fails To Decrease Smoking Rates

Studies show that it doesn’t matter how much of an increase there is in tobacco taxes because smokers are going to continue to pay a high price to fuel their addiction, regardless of the health effects. Almost 10,000 people in Missouri die every year fro
KBIA 91.3 (mid-Missouri Public Radio)
added Nov 7, 2016 22:01
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