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CROWLEY: Canada's 'abstinence only' approach to smoking tobacco isn't helping

Unrealistic “abstinence only” policies have been signal failures in reducing drug use or teenage sex. Why would we think it is a good idea where tobacco is concerned? We have the opportunity essentially to eliminate the cigarette through technological c
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:43
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The Real Cost Campaign

Results from the first study indicate that exposure to “The Real Cost” from 2014-2016 was associated with a 30 percent decrease in the risk for smoking initiation, preventing an estimated 350,000 U.S. youth ages 11-18 from smoking. These results demonstra
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Oct 19, 2017 18:58
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[Kansas] CULLINAN: How Tobacco Free Is WSU?

As of July 1, Wichita State University is tobacco free, joining more than 1,100 college campuses...What’s the point? Students still smoke on campus. I haven’t seen a massive shift, and I’m on campus every day.
The Sunflower (Wichita State University)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:25
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Do Smoking Bans Decrease Child Hospital Admissions?

Recent studies determine whether public smoking bans decrease the amount of children being admitted to the hospital for lower respiratory tract infections. Smoking has a direct impact on the respiratory system. The toxins and carcinogens found in cigare
Medical News Bulletin (ca)
added Oct 18, 2017 02:45
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[USA] CHAPMAN: Fake news: is smoking really increasing in Australia?

The impact of policies such as tobacco tax, plain packs and graphic health warnings is not just judged on smoker numbers, but on quitters and most importantly, in terms of prevention; the proportion of the population who have never smoked. The Australian
doctorportal (Medical Journal of Australia) (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 18:55
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[Asia, Mid-east] Does doubling of UAE cigarette prices only hit low-income smokers?

“It’s too early to measure impact because a lot of people have been hoarding cigarettes in the last few months knowing that the prices will go up," commented the doctor who has served as the president of the Emirates Cardiac Society in the past. “Many
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Oct 17, 2017 17:59
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[USA] THOMAS: Big Tobacco went up against the US and lost. Now it’s India’s turn to fight back

Fifty years on, thanks to various initiatives, that number has declined to just over 15%... This has saved the lives of over 8 million Americans, it says. This is particularly relevant to India, where big tobacco firms such as Philip Morris have spotted a
Quartz
added Oct 17, 2017 13:35
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[UK-Scotland] Alert over smoking link to bladder cancer

Experts on bladder cancer believe more needs to be done to highlight the strong link between the disease and smoking. Robert Jones, Professor at the Glasgow Institute of Cancer Sciences, said the link with smoking had gone largely unrecognised. About 830
The Scotsman (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:25
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[Canada] Integration of smoking cessation within CT lung cancer screenings shows life-saving results

A study that integrated robust smoking cessation programs into an organized low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screening program found that the inclusion of both interventions has the potential to decrease mortality rates while being relatively cost-effective
EurekAlert
added Oct 17, 2017 13:23
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[UK-Scotland] EDITORIAL: Smoking ban in people's private homes is a step too far – but we must educate on dangers to kids' health

For the estimated one in five adults left in Scotland who does smoke, where else can they light up but in their own homes? A public health campaign on why it is wrong to expose children to second-hand smoke would be far more effective than Big Brother l
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:05
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