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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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[UK] MILLETT: E-cigarettes are 'phenomenal' tool for GPs to help smokers quit

All evidence points to e-cigarettes being an effective tool in helping smokers to quit, experts told the RCGP annual conference in Liverpool – but only if they are coupled with specialist support and complete cessation of tobacco use.
GP Magazine (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 01:17
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[UK] British e-cigarette advocate urges Australian government to lift ban and save lives

Clive Bates, a former director of Action on Smoking and Health in the UK who claims to have no financial links with the tobacco industry, believes vaping products could lead to "one of the greatest public health wins of all time". In the UK, where e-cig
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 01:14
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[UK] FT Health: World Bank says ‘go big, go fast’ to stub out tobacco

Now the World Bank goes further, suggesting policymakers “go big, go fast”, tax cigarettes based on quantity not price, and use “soft earmarks” that channel revenues to public health. Ultimately governments decide on taxation. But international institut
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 00:33
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[UK] Sales of vape starter kits soar by 37 per cent as NHS Stoptober campaign embraces E-cigarettes

Director of Vape Club Dan Marchant said, that the medical acceptance has provided a watershed moment for public health: “It’s fantastic to see the NHS finally backing vaping as a pathway to quit smoking. “The industry has been backing this alternative f
LondonlovesBusiness.com
added Oct 16, 2017 15:32
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CAINE & FIDDIAN-GREEN: Indiana must curb smoking among blacks

tobacco company marketing efforts are often concentrated in black and low-income communities. This should motivate us to redouble our efforts at curbing smoking, especially among blacks, and build upon the successes that groups such as the Indiana Minori
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Oct 14, 2017 07:55
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EDITORIAL: State of alarm: Indiana smokers in unwelcome company

Indiana's political leaders boast of low tax rates, but they do Hoosiers a great disservice in ignoring our tobacco problem. Indiana's estimated annual health care costs directly linked to smoking total $2.93 billion and 11,100 lives
Fort Wayne (IN) Journal-Gazette
added Oct 13, 2017 06:45
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[UK] Booker Group on Thursday reported a rise in revenues in the six months to September, despite a tumble in tobacco sales induced by changes to legislation. The food wholesaler that serves everything from convenience stores to restaurants said its sales ro

Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 12, 2017 17:04
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Softening Among U.S. Smokers With Psychological Distress: More Quit Attempts and Lower Consumption as Smoking Drops [FREE FULL TEXT]

smokers with psychological distress, like the general population, are softening over time. To improve health outcomes and increase health equity, tobacco control policies should continue moving all subgroups of smokers down these softening curves, while s
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Oct 12, 2017 16:35
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[Australia] The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking epidemic: what stage are we at, and what does it mean?

we expect tobacco-related cancer mortality to remain high, but peak within the next decade; however, there is a critical need for improved evidence to make an accurate assessment. The continuation and expansion of comprehensive tobacco reduction measures
Public Health Research & Practice (au)
added Oct 12, 2017 16:32
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