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Tripling Tobacco Tax
2014-01-02 09:02:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While it may cause some grumbling among smokers, high taxes on tobacco products have been shown to be an effective way to reduce the use of cigarettes. A research review published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine has called for these prohibitive taxes to be taken a step further – suggesting that a tripling of taxes could cut the number of smokers by one-third and stop 200 million premature deaths. Such a large tax...

2013-12-31 16:22:23

HOUSTON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Many people will make the New Year's resolution to quit smoking, but according to American Cancer Society research, few will achieve their goal: -- Percentage of smokers who want to quit altogether: 70 percent -- Percentage of smokers who will try to quit this year: 40 percent -- Percentage of smokers who will succeed at quitting smoking on their first try: 7 percent While the odds may not seem to be in their favor,...

2013-12-20 23:26:39

The new “the effects of smoking” article on the site Healthreviewcenter.com delivers to people some typical disadvantages of smoking. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 The new “the effects of smoking” article on the website Healthreviewcenter.com covers common daily side effects of smoking that often create the incentive to quit smoking. This article is actually suitable for those people who want to broaden their knowledge about health issues and quit smoking habits...

Smoking Cigarettes Can Take A Full Decade Off Your Life
2013-10-14 06:02:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two-thirds of all smokers die as a result of their tobacco-based habit, and lighting-up on a regular basis can reduce a person’s lifespan by a full decade, researchers from the Sax Institute in Australia claim in a new study. According to a report by the Australian Associated Press (AAP), the researchers reviewed four years’ worth of health records belonging to over 200,000 Australians as part of the ‘45 and Up Study.' They...

2013-09-30 14:16:30

UMD researcher urges stronger regulation of tobacco advertising Nearly two-thirds of young children in low- and middle-income countries can identify cigarette brand logos, according to a study from researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health (UMD SPH) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, examined the reach of tobacco and cigarette marketing among some of the world's most vulnerable...

2013-09-26 13:09:13

People on health related social networking sites more likely to abstain from smoking Smoking is a major public health problem, killing approximately 443,000 people every year in the United States. Quitting smoking can have a profound effect on a person's health, but it is also one of the hardest addictions to kick. A recent paper published in the Journal of Communication found that people who engage in health specific social networking sites found it easier to quit smoking. Joe Phua,...


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