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EDITORIAL: State of alarm: Indiana smokers in unwelcome company

Indiana's political leaders boast of low tax rates, but they do Hoosiers a great disservice in ignoring our tobacco problem. Indiana's estimated annual health care costs directly linked to smoking total $2.93 billion and 11,100 lives
Fort Wayne (IN) Journal-Gazette
added Oct 13, 2017 06:45
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Softening Among U.S. Smokers With Psychological Distress: More Quit Attempts and Lower Consumption as Smoking Drops [FREE FULL TEXT]

smokers with psychological distress, like the general population, are softening over time. To improve health outcomes and increase health equity, tobacco control policies should continue moving all subgroups of smokers down these softening curves, while s
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Oct 12, 2017 16:35
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[UK] Booker Group on Thursday reported a rise in revenues in the six months to September, despite a tumble in tobacco sales induced by changes to legislation. The food wholesaler that serves everything from convenience stores to restaurants said its sales ro

Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 12, 2017 17:04
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[Australia] The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking epidemic: what stage are we at, and what does it mean?

we expect tobacco-related cancer mortality to remain high, but peak within the next decade; however, there is a critical need for improved evidence to make an accurate assessment. The continuation and expansion of comprehensive tobacco reduction measures
Public Health Research & Practice (au)
added Oct 12, 2017 16:32
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As Part Of 'Tobacco Nation,' Indiana Has A Smoking Rate On Par With Developing Countries

Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Dean Paul Halverson was not surprised to see Indiana highlighted in the report. “We are horrible when it comes to funding public health,” he said. “We’re ranked 49th in 50 states in our per capita investment
WMOT (Murfreesboro, TN)
added Oct 12, 2017 16:00
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[Asia, California] Loma Linda NIH Grants

received 1.4-million dollars last month for researchers of its School of Public Health. The funds will go toward developing research methods for enhancing the effectiveness of tobacco control programs in East Asia.
Adventist News Network (Seventh Day Adventist Church)
added Oct 11, 2017 19:51
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Q&A: The World Bank's quiet evolution on tobacco taxes

On Wednesday, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a group of finance ministers, and a handful of policy experts will meet behind closed doors to discuss a tax measure that has the potential to save millions of
Devex
added Oct 11, 2017 15:48
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Imports of e-cigarettes rose sharply since conventional tobacco tax hike in 2015: data

Industry sources attribute the sharp rise to smokers switching to e-cigarettes which are exempted from higher taxes. The government increased taxes on cigarettes by 2,000 won ($1.70) per pack from Jan. 1, 2015, raising the price to 4,500 won per pack, a
Korea Herald (kr)
added Oct 10, 2017 15:27
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[Asia-pacific] Malaysia to learn from Australia on tobacco control

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam congratulated the country for significantly reducing smoking among its citizens. “The prevalence of smoking in Australia is only 11 per cent against Malaysia’s 23 per cent. We are very excited to see how Austr
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:40
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E-cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking

E-cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking is the key message from the British Psychological Society report 'Changing behaviour: Electronic cigarettes' published this week. The new behaviour change briefing aims to provide guidance a
ScienceDaily
added Oct 10, 2017 20:33
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