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'Sin taxes' can help to curb chronic disease: How levies on soft drinks, snacks, alcohol and tobacco are more likely to change the behaviour of poorer consumers

A global study found taxes on soft drinks, snacks, alcohol and tobacco are more likely to change the lifestyle behaviour of vulnerable poorer consumers / But most of the tax revenues would come from higher income households / Poor of society are dispropo
Press Association (uk)
added Apr 5, 2018 01:08
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STILL NEED MEASURES TO REDUCE SMOKING, TOBACCO USE IN KENTUCKY

The budget passed by the legislature today includes only a 50-cent increase on cigarettes. We appreciate that this was a difficult vote for many legislators in Kentucky. However, evidence shows that a $1 or higher increase in Kentucky’s cigarette tax wo
BereaOnline.com
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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[UK-Scotland] ‘Smoke-free Scotland’ goal stalls as one in five fail to quit

The alarming statistic has been revealed as funding was cut to smoking cessation campaigns by the Scottish Government. There are now concerns from anti-smoking activists about the commitment to future funding after the national tobacco strategy “ran out”
The Scotsman (uk)
added Apr 4, 2018 12:44
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a blueprint for tobacco control in indigenous communities

The report, “In a Good Way: Indigenous Commercial Tobacco Control Practices,” examines the role of tobacco in tribal communities and serves as a resource for those working to lower commercial tobacco use rates. Published by ClearWay Minnesota, Truth Ini
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Apr 4, 2018 17:13
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[Kentucky] Cigarette tax too skimpy to deter smokers, coalition says

The Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow is lamenting a cigarette tax hike that it thinks is unlikely to have a meaningful impact on Kentuckians’ health. Kentucky lawmakers passed a revenue bill Monday that includes a 50-cent increase to the cigarette tax
Insider Louisville
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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TOBACCO PRODUCT STANDARD FOR CIGARETTE NICOTINE LEVELS Questions & Talking Points for Nicotine & Tobacco Researchers (PDF)

public health stakeholders must engage fully in the process by presenting the evidence base for comprehensive rulemaking and encouraging the FDA to establish rules that are the most protective of the public’s health. This will be a long process; the f
Public Health Law Center (William Mitchell College of Law)
added Apr 12, 2018 19:20
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[Canada] SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON TAXATION AND DISPARITIES IN SMOKING

Although smoking rates in Canada remain substantially higher among lower socioeconomic groups, similar reductions have been achieved among all socioeconomic groups over the past 20 years—the period with the largest absolute increases in tobacco taxes.
Canadian Medical Association Journal (ca)
added Mar 31, 2018 14:12
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[Asia, Korea - South] Smoking rate for S. Korean men down in 2017

fell last year and stood below the 40 percent-mark for the first time, a survey showed Wednesday, partly on the back of the adoption of warning images on cigarette packs. According to the survey by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, th
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Mar 30, 2018 19:26
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Are Electronic Cigarettes an Effective Aid to Smoking Cessation or Reduction Among Vulnerable Groups? A Systematic Review of Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence

Smoking prevalence among people with mental illness, substance misuse, homelessness or criminal justice system involvement remains high. E-cigarettes could support cessation. This systematic review found limited quantitative evidence assessing effectiven
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Mar 30, 2018 19:17
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[California] Los Angeles Tobacco Report 2018: Proactively Restricting E-Cigarettes - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The publisher looks at Los Angeles, which takes an active approach towards electronic cigarettes, including them in the definition of tobacco products for purposes of the Tobacco Retailing License and public smoking restrictions. The County of Los Angel
Business Wire
added Mar 26, 2018 15:36
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