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South Carolina Shows a Drop in Smoking Rates

In South Carolina, due to authorities efforts to reduce smoking rates there was significantly increased number of people seeking help to quit smoking. Latest data presented by Department of Health and Environmental Control spokesman Jim Beasley. shows that number of daily calls to the state Tobacco Quitline has increased almost six times over the last year. They do explain that … Continue reading Continue reading

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Smoking Rates on the Rise in New York City

New York City’s Department of Health released this week report which reveals that in the city there are more than 1 million smokers for the first time since 2007. The released data is quite alarming as it shows an increase in number of tobacco users in New York in spite of local authorities efforts to fight smoking by launching numerous … Continue reading

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American Teens Smoke Less

A survey by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that in the USA fewer teens are having sex, fighting and using cigarettes, however, a great number of high school students are texting while driving. In 2013, 15.7% of teens told they are smoking cigarettes and this is the lowest rate recorded since 1991 when the National Youth Risk Behavior … Continue reading

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Several Counties Responsible for Smoking Rate Decline in the USA

Generally in the USA smoking rates are decreasing and this may be driven by just several counties with big populations or are part of larger cities. Recently the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington conducted a study in which participated 5 million smokers in counties across the U.S. There were established rates of regular smokers, … Continue reading

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Lake may make a run at cigarette tax hike in an election year

Rep. Dennis Lake, R-Blackfoot, and a coalition headed up by the American Cancer Society (ACS) may team up next year to bring a bill to increase the state’s cigarette tax. If the coalition behind Lake pushes the bill, the group will ask for a hike of $1.25 per pack. Idaho’s tax on cigarettes is the eighth lowest in the nation … Continue reading

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Smoking rates down in Canada

Canada’s smoking rate dropped to 17 percent last year – the lowest level ever recorded – from a high of 25 percent in 1999, according to a government survey released Wednesday. According to the annual Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of Health Canada, 4.7 million Canadians still smoke, but this is much fewer (500,000) … Continue reading

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Smoking rates drop in US, but not by much

Despite national and state efforts to raise tobacco taxes, increase awareness of cigarettes’ health risks, and ban smoking in public places, the decline in smoking in the United States has slowed dramatically over the past five years, according to a report released today by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The decline was very gradual,” CDC director Dr. … Continue reading

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