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[UK] Make Smoking History as smoking rates continue to fall

The figures show smoking rates have fallen from 18.4% to 17.5% during 2017. Rates of smoking remain higher than the England average of 14.9%, down from 15.5% in 2016. Greater Manchester’s health leaders have pledged to make smoking history over the next
Rochdale Online (uk)
added Jul 5, 2018 16:21
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[UK] Britain is winning the war on tobacco, health chief insists

The ONS data showed that 15.1% of adults smoked cigarettes, which the body estimated would equate to about 7.4 million people. Its report added: “The latest figure represents a significant reduction in the proportion of current smokers since 2016, when 1
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 4, 2018 14:03
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[UK] Helping mums to be quit smoking

Greater Manchester’s approach to supporting mums-to-be to quit smoking has been praised as ‘unique in the UK’ in a national report published by the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group... The Greater Manchester initiative ensures that every pregnant woma
Rochdale Online (uk)
added Jul 4, 2018 03:08
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[France] The French still love their cigarettes. But the once chic image is going up in smoke

France has moved to feature gruesome photos of diseased lungs on cigarette packs, while also forcing companies to remove brand names from the covers and other deterrent measures such as government reimbursement of cessation aids. Steep taxes have pushed t
USA Today
added Jul 2, 2018 16:38
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[UK] Smoking rates in East Lancashire among highest in the country

Two East Lancashire authorities have been named in the top 10 local authorities with the highest smoking rates for men and women. The figures reveal 25.5 per cent of women in Burnley smoke, the second highest in the country and well above the county ave
Lancaster & Morecambe Citizen (Westmoreland Gazette) (uk)
added Jul 2, 2018 15:44
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STREIT: Marking a decade of smoke-free air in Iowa

It was significant for me, as a longtime volunteer for the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. We worked hard... But I’d be remiss if I left you with the idea that our work is done. It’s
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Jul 1, 2018 18:32
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Iowa celebrates 10 years smoke-free

Iowa is one of 25 states that have enacted smoke-free laws addressing secondhand smoke exposure in workplaces, restaurants and bars. Ten years ago, on July 1, 2008, the act was signed by then-Governor Chet Culver. On the act’s five-year anniversary, the
Council Bluffs (IA) Daily Nonpareil
added Jul 1, 2018 13:05
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Fewer smokers, businesses largely unhurt on Iowa smoking ban’s 10-year anniversary

On the 10-year anniversary of Iowa’s public smoking ban, fewer Iowans are smoking, smoking-related health care spending is down and businesses appear to have remained unscathed.
Quad-City (IA) Times
added Jun 30, 2018 22:14
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[UK] AUDIO: Cigarettes & Chimneys

medical historian Sally Sheard tells the story of a mysterious epidemic in the 1950s which forced the NHS to acknowledge its responsibility to not just treat disease, but prevent it too.
BBC Online
added Jun 29, 2018 14:33
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[Asia, China] Low funding cited as top reason for lackluster smoking control

Of 15 major cities that provided information to Beijing Impact Law Firm last year about their difficulties in tobacco control, eight cited a shortage of money as the top difficulty. Other major difficulties cited include lack of cooperation from violato
China Daily (cn)
added Jun 29, 2018 13:51
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