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Sierra Leone News: 640,000 smokers on the high side

There are an estimated 640,000 tobacco users in Sierra Leone and smoking prevalence is increasing – particularly among men and youth...calling for accelerated action to reduce tobacco consumption in Sierra Leone. The call was made at a major national mee
Awoko Newspaper (sl)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:26
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Could Behaviour Interventions Reduce Second-hand Smoke in Pregnant Women?

Theory-based behaviour change interventions (BCI) have been used successfully to change smoking-related behaviours and could reduce exposure of second-hand smoke in pregnant women. In a recent study published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, researchers
Medical News Bulletin (ca)
added Feb 15, 2018 02:02
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[Europe] CONWAY: CDC Director’s Tobacco Ties: More Common Than You Might Think – OpEd

The full breadth and depth of such ties raises serious concerns about the extent to which these connections have affected tobacco control policies...The so-called delegated acts spelling out the conditions for the track and trace system are now up for rev
Eurasia Review (blog)
added Feb 14, 2018 18:27
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[California] Regulating Cannabis Manufacturing: Applying Public Health Best Practices from Tobacco Control

State legalization and regulation of cannabis, despite continued federal illegality, is a massive shift in regulatory approach. Manufactured cannabis, including concentrates, extracts, edibles, tinctures, topicals and other products, has received less at
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
added Feb 14, 2018 20:19
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Does Starting to Smoke Cigars Trigger Onset of Cannabis Blunt Smoking?

A short interval right after starting to smoke cigars may be one of increased risk of starting to smoke blunts. We discuss cigar, cigarillo, and “blunt wraps” control approaches that might reduce both tobacco and cannabis-related harms.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 11, 2018 00:27
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The Methodological Quality and Effectiveness of Technology-Based Smoking Cessation Interventions for Disadvantaged Groups: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

Few methodologically rigorous studies were identified. Mobile phone text-messaging, computer- and website-delivered quit support showed promise at increasing quit rates among Indigenous, psychiatric and inpatient substance use disorder patients. Further
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 11, 2018 00:16
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STEINBERG: Harms and Benefits of Stigmatizing Smoking [FREE FULL TEXT]

At minimum, we must focus more on efforts to provide better, more accessible treatment options, which are likely to result in lower smoking prevalence in the remaining smokers without further marginalizing these groups as nondesirable.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 10, 2018 19:58
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[Guernsey] Prison smoking ban has led to better behaviour

Tobacco was banned at Les Nicolles on New Year’s Day 2013. ‘There were a number of initiatives rolled out at the same time which included increased purposeful activity and the use of disposable electronic cigarettes,’ said deputy governor Lou Arkle. ‘T
Guernsey Press
added Feb 8, 2018 18:15
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[Canada] Legal age of 21 key to helping youth butt out, says researcher

Russ Callaghan, a professor at UNBC, believes that raising the legal age of smoking to 21 could result in profound improvements in public health in Canada and the US. He has co-published a research paper which suggests this change could significantly red
Prince George (BC) Citizen (ca)
added Feb 7, 2018 16:08
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Congress Shouldn’t Cut Disease Prevention Fund to Pay for Other Health Programs

House of Representatives today is considering a continuing resolution to fund the federal government until March 23 and to extend funding for important health programs...it is irresponsible for this legislation to pay for these programs by once again cutt
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 6, 2018 22:21
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