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[Maryland] U.S. Surgeon General talks tobacco and cigarette smoking in Baltimore

Surgeon General Dr. Jerome M. Adams gave the keynote speech Thursday to members of The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco... He grew up working on his grandfather’s tobacco farm in St. Mary’s County...But his grandfather was also a life-long smo
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Feb 23, 2018 16:26

[North Carolina] Duke study sheds light on smoking ban's effect on pregnant women

"What we found was that rates of second-hand smoke exposure was lower -- significantly lower -- following the ban as compared to before the ban," Schechter said. Researchers also identified clear racial and socioeconomic disparities. "African-American
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)
added Feb 23, 2018 01:45

Impact of tobacco control policies on smoking prevalence and quit ratios in 27 European Union countries from 2006 to 2014 [FREE FULL TEXT]

In EU27, countries with higher scores in the TCS, which indicates higher tobacco control efforts, have lower prevalence of smokers, higher quit ratios and higher relative decreases in their prevalence rates of smokers over the last decade. The correlatio
Tobacco Control
added Feb 22, 2018 23:25

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Why increase in tobacco excise tax is unlikely to curb smoking

The 10 per cent increase in tobacco excise tax that Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced in his Budget speech is likely to have only a modest effect on decreasing smoking prevalence in Singapore and the effect is likely to be temporary.
TODAYonline (sg)
added Feb 22, 2018 23:24

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Tobacco tax hike may not cut number of smokers: Experts

The increase in tobacco taxes was announced by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat during his Budget speech on Monday, and took effect the same day. Prices of popular cigarette brands are set to increase by at least $1 tomorrow, although some retailers have
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:08
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Tobacco tax hike will see prices of cigarettes go up by about $1 but experts say smokers may still be undeterred

Cigarettes have become more expensive here following a 10 per cent increase in excise duty on all tobacco products, but experts are divided on whether this will reduce the number of smokers. The increase in tobacco taxes was announced by Finance Minister
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:29

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Tobacco costs to go up soon but smokers undeterred

The 10 per cent increase to the tobacco excise tax is likely to push up the price of a pack of cigarettes by around a dollar. But this is unlikely to encourage smokers to give up the habit, a straw poll by The New Paper shows. Of the 30 people aged fro
The New Paper Online (sg)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:29

how state public health agencies can reduce menthol cigarette use

Truth Initiative Schroeder Institute® researchers Shyanika Rose and Jessica Rath joined Delmonte Jefferson, executive director of the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network, to discuss these points in a blog post for the Association of Stat
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:29

[UK] DOCKRELL: Clearing up some myths around e-cigarettes

e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes are not the same and shouldn’t be treated as such. It’s important that England’s seven million smokers are aware of the differences and have accurate information to inform their health decisions. E-cigarettes aren’t com Blogs (uk)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:29

Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Adult Smoking Rates In New York State History

"These record lows demonstrate that New York's anti-smoking efforts are working," said Governor Cuomo. "Reducing smoking -- and the death and misery that come with it -- is critical to protecting public health and we will continue our work to create a sa (NY)
added Feb 21, 2018 14:42
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