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Tobacco tax for Medicaid plan faces challenge in Oklahoma

A plan to shift coverage for some of Oklahoma’s Medicaid recipients in order to trigger an infusion of federal funding appears to be gaining support among Republican lawmakers, but the idea of funding it with a tobacco tax is facing uphill sledding in the
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 30, 2016 21:27
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Ask LH: Will Smoking Ruin My Looks If I'm 'Hot'?

In your case, I’d recommend limiting cigarettes to weekends and social situations. Eventually, try moving exclusively to electronic cigarettes (AKA e-cigarettes). These have proven effective in helping people quit; more importantly, they’ll allow you to
LifeHacker (blog)
added Apr 30, 2016 19:33
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[Asia] 48% of Indian males consume tobacco, government says

Nearly 35 per cent or 27.5 crore adults in India consume tobacco in some form or the other and the prevalence among males is 48 per cent, while in females it is 20 per cent, Lok Sabha was told on Friday.
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Apr 30, 2016 19:29
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[Africa, Kenya] 19yr-old girl dies after Sheesha smoking spree in Kiambu

A family in Kiambu county is demanding justice following the death of their 19 year old daughter who died mysteriously after allegedly taking a contaminated substance at a local pub.
MEDIAMAX NETWORK LTD. (ke)
added Apr 28, 2016 20:49
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ARCHIVE: Final Recommendation Statement: Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults and Pregnant Women: Behavioral and Pharmacotherapy Interventions

Both the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists46 and the American Heart Association45 recommend that e-cigarettes be included in smoking screening questions. The American Heart Association also concludes that evidence is insufficient to cou
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
added Apr 28, 2016 18:27
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Contribution of smoking to socioeconomic inequalities in mortality: a study of 14 European countries, 1990–2004

In many European countries, smoking has become less important as a determinant of socioeconomic inequalities in mortality among men, but not among women. Inequalities in smoking remain one of the most important entry points for reducing inequalities in mo
Tobacco Control
added Apr 28, 2016 16:26
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[Mexico, USA] Kids' cancer risk might be tied to where mom was born

In Mexico, for example, women generally have strong social support networks and low stress levels during pregnancy, Heck said. Also, she added, “Foreign mothers have incredibly low rates of smoking, drinking or drug use,” and smoking during pregnancy is
Reuters
added Apr 26, 2016 19:06
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[UK] Babies born to cleaners and waitresses at greater risk of DEATH

Health charity ASH said: “Workers in manual and routine jobs are twice as likely to smoke as those in managerial and professional roles and unemployed people are twice as likely to smoke as those in employment.” Deborah Arnott, chief executive of health
The [London, UK] Express
added Apr 26, 2016 13:44
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[Netherlands] New Study Says Restaurant Smoking Bans Had a Major Impact on Infant Health

In 2004 and 2008, the Netherlands passed legislation that kicked smoking out of workplaces and restaurants, respectively. A new paper published in Scientific Reports alleges that after the restaurant smoking ban, pre- and post-birth problems such as stil
Mic
added Apr 25, 2016 21:57
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[Africa, Congo] No matter how equal or unequal a society is, men still smoke more

. But what about a developing society with a high degree of gender equality like the Aka pygmy tribe living in West Africa's Congo Basin? Surprisingly, even there, smoking is definitely a male thing, says anthropologist Casey Roulette of Washington State
Science Codex
added Apr 20, 2016 15:42
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