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[UK] Smoking bans are having positive impact on child health

Child health has improved significantly since the introduction of public smoking bans in many countries, concludes a large-scale global study* published today in The Lancet Public Health journal. Researchers led by the University of Edinburgh and the E
OnMedica Group (uk)
added Sep 6, 2017 15:25
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[UK-Scotland] Further action needed to reduce smoking inequalities, say experts

POOR Scots are still three times more likely to smoke than their more affluent counterparts despite a slew of anti-tobacco strategies, experts have said. However, the number of children exposed to second-hand smoke in Scottish homes has been cut from in
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Sep 1, 2017 13:10
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Tobacco convention bans sale of kiddie packs

THE Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) is a non-governmental organisation which aims to consolidate and coordinate tobacco control ... The proposal to reintroduce kiddie packs was mooted by lobbyists...to reintroduce the kiddie pack will be regr
The Star (my)
added Sep 1, 2017 01:58
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[UK-Scotland] Number of children exposed to second-hand smoke halved

An NHS Scotland and Edinburgh University review of the Scottish Government's tobacco control strategy also found a "downward trend in smoking prevalence". It also warned smoking continues to be a bigger problem in more deprived areas. The Scottish Gove
STV (uk)
added Aug 31, 2017 16:02
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[Canada] Special care home operator in Saint John frustrated with new smoking laws

Special care home operator Jan Sealy says the safety of her residents will be put at risk if she follows newly-implemented rules under the Smoke-Free Places Act.
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Aug 31, 2017 15:59
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Perioperative and Long-Term Smoking Behaviors in Cosmetic Surgery Patients

The authors have shown a positive association between smoking cessation and cosmetic surgery. Requesting a period of cessation before cosmetic surgery may promote long-lasting smoking cessation.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
added Aug 31, 2017 15:29
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[UK-Scotland] Scottish anti-smoking strategy shows 'positive impact'

The review, conducted by the University of Edinburgh and NHS Health Scotland, said the tobacco control strategy had shown a "positive impact" over the past five years. However, the report's authors cautioned that smoking continued to be a bigger problem i
BBC Online
added Aug 31, 2017 15:15
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Potential deaths averted in USA by replacing cigarettes with e-cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our projections show that a strategy of replacing cigarette smoking with vaping would yield substantial life year gains, even under pessimistic assumptions regarding cessation, initiation and relative harm.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 10, 2017 16:03
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[USA] CHAPMAN: Fake news: is smoking really increasing in Australia?

The impact of policies such as tobacco tax, plain packs and graphic health warnings is not just judged on smoker numbers, but on quitters and most importantly, in terms of prevention; the proportion of the population who have never smoked. The Australian
doctorportal (Medical Journal of Australia) (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 18:55
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Use of prescribed smoking cessation pharmacotherapy following release from prison: a prospective data linkage study

few ex-prisoners obtain pharmaceutical assistance with quitting smoking. Policy attention needs to focus on supporting former prisoners to access SCP, to reduce the high rate of tobacco-related morbidity and mortality in this profoundly marginalised popul
Tobacco Control
added Aug 28, 2017 22:57
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