Tag Archives: tobacco

Time to stub out misguided e-cigarette regulation

Achieving appropriate regulations for electronic cigarettes From Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease Smokers are increasingly turning to electronic cigarettes as a means to reduce the health impacts of their addiction. But legislators around the world are far from unified in … Continue reading

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The cigarette box as an advertising vehicle in the UK

The cigarette box as an advertising vehicle in the United Kingdom: A case for plain packaging From Journal of Health Psychology Approximately 100,000 people die of a smoking-related illness every year in the UK.  Researchers at the University of Surrey are encouraging the UK government … Continue reading

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Harm reduction strategies to minimise the risk of hepatitis C transmission in prison

Harm reduction behind bars Prison worker perspectives From SAGE Open Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the most commonly notified communicable diseases in Australia. While the risk is greatest in people with a history of injection drug use, … Continue reading

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Tobacco consumption and the poor

Tobacco consumption and the poor: An ethnographic analysis of hand-rolled cigarette (bidi) use in Bangladesh From Ethnography There are an estimated 1.1 billion smokers worldwide, among whom 80 percent live in low and middle income countries. This paper explores the … Continue reading

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