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[Bangladesh] SHAH: Raising tobacco taxes is good public health, fiscal policy

Bangladeshi tobacco products are some of the cheapest in South Asia and the world. Not only increasing tobacco taxes will save lives, but also will raise the government revenue despite decreases in tobacco consumption. For bidis alone, increasing retail
Financial Express (bd)
added May 1, 2017 22:14

[UK] The global economic strain caused by Big Tobacco

The tobacco industry undermines the global economy. Big Tobacco frames itself as an economic stimulator, but independent peer reviewed studies show these claims are illusory. A 2017 report by the World Health Organization and the National Cancer Institut
added Apr 28, 2017 20:58

Big investors call for new limits on tobacco companies

A quartet of major global investors are calling on their peers to publicly back efforts to rein in the tobacco industry. Axa, Calpers, Scor and AMP Capital want other investors to sign a statement supporting “global action against the tobacco epidemic a
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 28, 2017 12:38

[Australia, UK] Evidence grows that standardised “plain” tobacco packaging reduces smoking rates

A Cochrane review [1] has today been published examining the impact of standardising tobacco packaging on smoking rates [2]. Cochrane is widely recognised as the gold standard for assessing the impact of health interventions so it is significant that thi
ASH London (uk)
added May 1, 2017 13:04

[Canada] Teenagers put HEAT on second-hand smoke

“We know that it’s bad for our health,” said Cheema following their presentation to the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit meeting Tuesday inside Norfolk County council chambers. “This is just part of a constant effort to decrease smoking rates.” The messag
Norfolk News (ca)
added Apr 28, 2017 22:39

[Texas] Second-Hand Smoke Campaign kicks off

The Wichita Falls-Wichita County Public Health District is raising awareness about second-hand smoke in cars. Second-hand smoke kills more than 50,000 non-smokers every year. This campaign was started by one Iowa Park teacher who showed how children hav
KAUZ-TV NewsChannel 6 (Wichita Falls, TX)
added Apr 28, 2017 17:17

Prospects for a nicotine-reduction strategy in the cigarette endgame: Alternative tobacco harm reduction scenarios [FREE FULL TEXT]

Time will tell if and when mandatory nicotine reduction in tobacco cigarettes will occur and what impact it might have on smoking prevalence. The question posed here is “Why wait?” Resources used in implementing reduction in nicotine content have an oppor
International Journal of Drug Policy
added Apr 27, 2017 15:03

Truth, CVS Aim to Make HBCUs Smoke-Free

The Truth Initiative and the CVS Health Foundation are joining together to make campuses at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free. The organizations plans to work with students and administrators at HBCU
Washington Informer Newspaper
added Apr 27, 2017 20:15

[California, New York] NYC, San Francisco Introduce Restrictive Tobacco Ordinances

On April 27, the New York Committee on Health will hold a public hearing... While these studies confirm that social sources are the primary means by which a vast majority of individuals under the legal age gain access to tobacco products, government agen
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Apr 27, 2017 13:44

[District of Columbia] 3 innovative ways a dc consortium is tackling tobacco use disparities

The study uses MeTRIC as a case example... “D.C., plagued with extraordinarily high tobacco rates in its most diverse neighborhoods, is also home to some of the top tobacco control scientists in the world and a dedicated cadre of health officials. Yet th
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Apr 26, 2017 21:30
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