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Tobacco Tax Hike Proposed in West Virginia

At the end of last week Senate Democrats in West Virginia presented Senate Bill 531 that raises taxes on the sale of cigarettes. The leader of Democrats is Jeff Kessler. According to Kessler, data shows that across the USA the highest smoking rate is reported in West Virginia, where there are 44% smokers. It is much higher than the national … Continue reading Continue reading

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Less Smokers in Wisconsin, USA

The Department of Health Services (DHS) in Wisconsin revealed data which demonstrates that in the state adult smoking rate achieved its lowest level for the first time in history. Today adult smoking rate in Wisconsin is 18% while in 2012 it was 20%. Today’s smoking rate almost coincides with the national smoking rate of 17.8% which was also revealed recently … Continue reading

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Smoking rate decreases by 15 percent with anti-smoking law

Smoking has declined by 15 percent in Turkey since an amendment was made to Law 4207 on the Prevention and Control of Hazards of Tobacco Products four years ago, the chairwoman of the National Cigarette and Health Committee (SSUK) has said. Recalling that Jan. 3, 2008 was the date when the amendment was passed in Parliament, Elif Dağlı, in comments … Continue reading

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Are Americans Smoking Fewer Cigarettes?

The number of Americans who smoke a pack of cigarettes per day or more has dropped significantly, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This great a decline in smoking prevalence was last seen in a Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health in 1964. In 1965, 56 percent of adult smokers consumed 20 … Continue reading

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Hong Kong to show the world how to stop smoking

The World Health Organisation has handed Hong Kong a key role in the global battle against smoking, in recognition of the city’s success in cutting tobacco consumption. A combination of higher taxes, social factors and effective anti-tobacco campaigning has seen the number of people aged 15 and above who smoke in Hong Kong drop to a current level of 11.1 … Continue reading

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