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[UK-Scotland] A Tobacco Endgame for Scotland?

Attendees at a recent meeting on developing Scotland’s tobacco ‘endgame’ strategy identified three key policy priorities for a Scottish ‘tobacco endgame’: restricting availability of tobacco; pursuing a ‘polluter pays’ approach with tobacco industry profi
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Apr 25, 2017 17:04
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Australia’s $40 per pack cigarette tax plans: the need to consider equity [FREE FULL TEXT]

we offer strategies that might be used by policymakers to mitigate potential harms. While this paper focuses on the impacts primarily on populations in Australia, the consequences and strategies offered may be useful to other countries implementing tobacc
Tobacco Control
added Apr 25, 2017 16:49
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[Australia, New York] Big Hike in Cigarette Tax Hurts Low-Income People

review of the literature concludes that very large cigarette tax increases unintentionally harm the most vulnerable in society: smokers who are homeless, very low income, and/or suffer from mental illness, according to Katherine T. Hirono, MPH, of the Cen
MedPage Today
added Apr 25, 2017 16:47
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Cigarette Taxes and Smuggling

Smokers may be an easy tax target because many view them as sinners and thus easier to tax. But tax-hike proponents must consider the unintended consequences that undermine whatever good intentions they may have had in the first place.
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added Apr 24, 2017 23:08
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Obesity will kill you far earlier than cigarettes, diabetes, or hypertension, study warns

Researchers studied causes of death in the US in 2014, the latest figures They found obesity causes 47 percent more early deaths than tobacco Smoking deaths have plummeted in 15 years thanks to tobacco control efforts
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 24, 2017 18:57
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Two Doctors on A Mission to Set the Record Straight about Smokeless Tobacco and Its Impact on Public Safety.

Dr. Rodu and Dr. Nitzkin strongly believe that smokers who are unable or unwilling to quit cold turkey should be informed about much lower risk smokeless tobacco or e-cigarettes. I spoke with both doctors to find out how they believe adult smokers can po
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 21, 2017 19:27
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Claims in vapour device (e-cigarette) regulation: A Narrative Policy Framework analysis

The dominant claims of vapour devices as a public health threat have supported regulations that have limited their potential as a harm reduction strategy. Future policy debates should evaluate the opportunities for vapour devices to decrease the health a
International Journal of Drug Policy
added Apr 21, 2017 17:33
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Influence of the Flavored Cigarette Ban on Adolescent Tobacco Use

The results suggest the 2009 flavored cigarette ban did achieve its objective of reducing adolescent tobacco use, but effects were likely diminished by the continued availability of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Apr 21, 2017 17:27
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Contribution of smoking to socioeconomic inequalities in mortality: a study of 14 European countries, 1990–2004 [FREE FULL TEXT]

In many European countries, smoking has become less important as a determinant of socioeconomic inequalities in mortality among men, but not among women. Inequalities in smoking remain one of the most important entry points for reducing inequalities in m
Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2017 17:40
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HOW AN OVERSATURATION OF LICENSED TOBACCO RETAIL OUTLETS IN NEW YORK CITY IS IMPACTING PUBLIC HEALTH (PDF)

While reducing the number and density of licensed tobacco retail outlets is not a silver bullet and will not end all tobacco use, municipalities looking for ways to further reduce tobacco use can look at both research and practical examples for how to use
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)
added Apr 18, 2017 17:01
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