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Underage tobacco sales bottom out

Retail tobacco sales to minors has dropped from 40 percent in 1997 to just 9.1 percent this year following implementation of a federal-state inspection program intended to curb underage smoking.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 27, 2013 11:03

Study cites progress in curbing tobacco sales to minors

Story Highlights * Synar program aims to reduce illegal tobacco sales * Report: All states and U.S. jurisdictions met their goals * CDC: Tobacco use is leading preventable cause of death in USA
USA Today
added Aug 27, 2013 10:46

[UK] Simpson's Paradox: What Can Happen if You Ignore an Important Variable

This data set illustrates what has come to be known as Simpson's paradox, a reversal of the direction of a comparison or an association when data from several groups are combined to form a single group.
Ohio State University
added Aug 26, 2013 11:27

College Students Head to Tobacco-Free Campuses

As of July 8, at least 1,182 college and university campuses have adopted smoke-free policies, according to Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. Of these, 798 campuses have a 100 percent tobacco-free policy. Since September 2012, more than 400 colleges an
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 26, 2013 11:02

Oklahoma smoking rate falls to historic low, improves from 47th to 39th in nation

Lepard said the increase in the percentage of people who have never smoked can be attributed partly to successful prevention programs that target children. While the state's smoke-free laws might not be as broad as some advocates and health officials w
Tulsa (OK) World
added Aug 24, 2013 11:49

Australian teens are going off smoking but are bingeing on spirits and beer at unsupervised parties

The proportion of younger students (12-15 years old) who currently smoked cigarettes was the lowest on record at four per cent, but older students (16-17 years old) hadn't changed in their habits since 2008, with 13 per cent revealing they had smoked in t
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Aug 24, 2013 11:47

[Oklahoma] State smoking rate at historic low

Oklahoma has improved from one of the worst five states for smoking to being ranked 39th in the nation, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Oklahoma was ranked 47th in the nation last year, but smoking rates decreased from 26.1 percent
Tulsa (OK) World
added Aug 23, 2013 17:42

Oklahoma State Department of Health reports record low number of smokers, significant decrease

The number of smokers in Oklahoma is at a record low, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.  The state now ranks 39th in the nation for adult smokers, an improvement from last year's ranking of 47th.
KJRH-TV CBS Channel 2 (Tulsa, OK)
added Aug 23, 2013 17:36

Oklahoma's smoking rate dropped -- no, really

The data that the state health department is using came from the CDC’s BRFSS, a long name for a lot of data collecting that the CDC does. Oklahoma health officials have long expressed concern over the state’s smoking rates. And many health officials are
The Oklahoman
added Aug 23, 2013 17:33

Number Of Cigarette Smokers At Record Low In Oklahoma

"While it is fantastic to see Oklahoma out of the bottom ten states for smoking rates, we still have work to do to reduce the devastating health effects of smoking and secondhand smoke," said State Health Commissioner Dr. Terry Cline, noting that the re
KOTV Channel 6 (Tulsa, OK)
added Aug 23, 2013 17:23
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