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[Asia] Tobacco Sales Plunge as China Imposes Higher Tax, Tighter Anti-smoking Ban

China's heightened anti-smoking campaign and tax increase on cigars have pulled tobacco sales down for the first time in two decades. According to latest figures, the country's tobacco consumption dipped 2.4 percent in 2015, its first drop since 1995. R
Yibada (cn)
added Jul 4, 2016 16:50

[Asia, Mid-east, UK] Complete public smoking ban might be end game for the UAE

Unlike the Western world, smoking levels are actually on the increase in the Middle East – but with progressive governmental policies in the UAE, that might be about to change
Gulf Business (ua)
added Jun 28, 2016 12:54

CDC Says Smoking Laws, Like Politics, Are Local / More than the mountains are smoky in the South

Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia had the laws in 2015, compared to none in the year 2000. But just two states - North Dakota and California - have passed comprehensive smoke-free laws over the last six years, suggesting that adoption of suc
MedPage Today
added Jun 25, 2016 15:45

[Kentucky] Study: State could save $1.7B in health-care costs by cutting smoking rate

Kentucky’s smoking rate is 26 percent, and the national average is 18 percent. The study at the University of California-San Francisco estimates that a 10 percent decline in the national rate would save $63 billion the next year in health-care costs.
Richmond (KY) Register
added Jun 24, 2016 16:40

CDC Report: Smoke-Free Laws Protect Nearly 60 Percent of U.S. Population; Every State and Community Should Be Smoke-Free

while states and localities have made tremendous progress in protecting people from secondhand smoke, we haven't done nearly enough – especially in the Southeast – to protect all Americans from this serious and entirely preventable health threat. About 40
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jun 23, 2016 17:59

[Asia, China] Chinese Kick Smoking Habit, Hurting Cigarette Industry: Chart

Chinese smokers cut down on cigarettes in 2015 for the first time in 20 years, dragging down the tobacco industry’s overall sales. China...saw volumes decline due to health concerns, government regulations and tax increases, according to Euromonitor Inte
Bloomberg News
added Jun 22, 2016 19:23

[Minnesota] Quitting smoking could be responsible for rise in cases of Parkinson's disease

Incidence rates of parkinsonism increased in men from 38.9 per 100,000 person-years between 1976 and 1985 to 55.9 between 1996 and 2005. Rates of Parkinson’s disease increased in men from 18.2 between 1976 and 1985 to 30.4 between 1996 and 2005 and the
The Mirror (uk)
added Jun 21, 2016 11:08

[Asia] China Cigarettes Market Declines for the First Time in Over Two Decades

According to the new research, cigarette volumes in China declined in 2015 for the first time in over two decades. Driven by a wholesale excise rise, increased government control on production and greater health awareness in some regions, the cigarette m
Business Wire
added Jun 22, 2016 19:25

[Minnesota] Time Trends in the Incidence of Parkinson Disease [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our study suggests that the incidence of parkinsonism and PD may have increased between 1976 and 2005, particularly in men 70 years and older. These trends may be associated with the dramatic changes in smoking behavior that took place in the second half
Archives of Neurology
added Jun 21, 2016 11:22

[Minnesota] Could the decline in SMOKING be behind rise in Parkinson's? Scientists believe nicotine in tobacco 'may protect the brain' (but doctors say you still shouldn't spark up)

A new study by researchers in Minnesota has suggested anti-smoking campaigns from the late 40s and 50s could be behind increased prevalence of Parkinson's disease decades later. Other factors such as better awareness of the symptoms and increased access
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 20, 2016 18:01
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