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Do cigarette graphic warnings encourage smokers to attend a smoking cessation programme: a quasi-experimental study

Smokers who received GWLs on their cigarette packs were more likely to attend a cessation programme. Thus, this study is one of the first to document a change in a directly observed behavioural outcome as a function of month-long exposure to cigarette pa
Tobacco Control
added Dec 4, 2016 21:46
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10 Years Later: Bloomberg's Big Bet on Tobacco Reduction

Since 2006, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ investment of more than $600 million to reduce tobacco use has helped protect nearly 1.7 billion people from smoking’s health hazards, primarily in low- and middle-income countries. The bet—while risky—offered a stro
Forbes
added Nov 30, 2016 06:04
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Children's exposure to secondhand smoke at home before and after smoke-free legislation in Taiwan [FREE FULL TEXT]

The proportion of children exposed to SHS at home in Taiwan declined substantially from 2005 to 2009 after smoke-free legislation, and fell further by 2013, irrespective of SES and household compositions. Still, inequality in SHS exposure at home by SES a
Tobacco Control
added Nov 25, 2016 02:03
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[Canada] Smoke’s negative effects should guide marijuana and tobacco policy

Canada has a chance to get it right from the beginning with marijuana, gaining the benefits of legalization while minimizing potential harms. At the same time, it has the opportunity to recognize that tobacco users are ill-served by an approach that overl
irpp--Institute for Research on Public Policy (ca)
added Nov 24, 2016 02:19
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[Mississippi] EDITORIAL: Smoking bans produce positive results for region

Four Northeast Mississippi communities – Starkville, Tupelo, Mantachie and Oxford – adopted indoor public smoking bans 10 years ago, and none have any reason to regret that decision. Economic advances and improving public health statistics in the past d
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
added Nov 19, 2016 19:14
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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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