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[New Zealand] Ministry of Health admits failure of tobacco tax hikes

The Ministry of Health's annual Health and Independence Report confirms the scandalous failure of regressive tobacco taxes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “This report demonstrates that t
Scoop (nz)
added Jul 19, 2018 21:38
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[UK] Dundee has one of the highest smoking rates in Britain

That’s four times as many smokers as in Christchurch, Dorset, where just 4.6% of people smoke, the lowest percentage in Britain. However the number of smokers in Dundee is dropping, due to a successful and sustained anti-tobacco strategy from the govern
Evening Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 19, 2018 14:40
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[Africa, Cameroon, Senegal] Increased tax on tobacco products will curb smoking- Research

The Consortium for Economic and Social Research (CRES) pleaded Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal, for increased taxation of tobacco products in the West African region so as to significantly curb smoking. “In the countries of the ECOWAS area, taxes excluding VAT
Journalducameroun.com (cm)
added Jul 18, 2018 14:54
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[UK] Huge reduction in number of Wirral smokers

THE numbers of people smoking in Wirral have reduced at more than twice the national average, with numbers of pregnant women smoking also down. The local authority said it is “delighted” at the results set to be discussed at a council meeting on Thursda
This is Wirral (Wirral Globe) (uk)
added Jul 16, 2018 14:26
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[California] San Diego sees decrease in stores selling tobacco, hookah lounges, vape shops

The decreases come after California tripled the state cigarette tax in 2017, and the state’s minimum age for tobacco purchases increased from 18 to 21 in 2016. The percentage of tobacco stores selling illegally to minors during undercover stings also we
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Jul 13, 2018 12:59
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[UK] Increasing numbers of smokers quit following intensive work by health officials in Barnsley

Smoking levels in Barnsley have been slashed in the space of only 12 months, leaving the town on course towards its target of eradicating the habit among the current primary school population as they reach maturity. Barnsley Council and other public bod
The Star / Sheffield Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 12, 2018 14:45
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[UK] Associations between tobacco control mass media campaign expenditure and smoking prevalence and quitting in England: a time series analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusion Between 2008 and 2016, higher monthly expenditure on tobacco control mass media campaigns in England was associated with higher quit success rates.
Tobacco Control
added Jul 12, 2018 13:29
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] SITEPU/WIBOWO: Controlling tobacco: Case of children's human rights

Indonesia currently holds the world’s highest growing rate of new, young smokers... It is important to highlight the human rights of children regarding tobacco control. Children are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke, and when approximately 90 percent
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jul 11, 2018 15:49
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[Australia, UK] Editorial: Progress towards a tobacco-free world

Achieving this goal will require a turbo-charged approach that complements FCTC actions with strengthened UN leadership, full engagement of all sectors, and increased investment in tobacco control. The legal success in Australia, together with the positiv
The Lancet (uk)
added Jul 9, 2018 15:24
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Impact of public smoking bans on social inequalities in children’s exposure to tobacco smoke at home: an equity-focused systematic review

First evidence on short-term impact of public smoking bans does not support the assumption of intervention-generated inequalities in children’s SHS exposure at home. Future studies should focus on long-term equity impacts of smoke-free legislation.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 9, 2018 15:00
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