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Smoking rates drop, but habit still costly: Impact on households $1,000 per year

Smoking rates in Bartholomew County are dropping, but Indiana’s statewide rate continues to be a costly challenge to Hoosiers’ health, quality of life and community economic development. In Indiana, 2... read more

American Smokers and Income, Charted

smoking decreases as income increases. The poll, based on interviews with more than 75,000 Americans this year, also indicated that Americans are thoroughly worldly when it comes to lighting up — they ... read more

Fewer Americans would smoke if cessation treatments were covered: CDC

"Massachusetts heavily promoted its new Medicaid cessation coverage to Medicaid enrollees and health care providers, and saw a drop in the smoking rate ... a year. More than 16 million Americans have ... read more

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10 surprising benefits of quitting smoking

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The Town Almost Swallowed by a Coal Mine

And there’s little hope for that to drop anytime soon. In 2013, coal’s share of the country’s energy mix rose 1.5 percent over the previous year ... that are too expensive for individuals or small com... read more

Energy Poverty Is Much Worse for the Poor Than Climate Change

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CVS, tobacco, and knee jerk reflexes

News reports that I saw last night estimated that CVS will be giving up $2 billion a year in sales ... Night Live), pharmacies are still health care businesses. Given the massive toll on public health ... read more

Bill Nye Had a Fixed View on GMOs. Then Something Happened.

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Cancer Funding: Does It Add Up?

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Study protocol: A cluster randomised controlled trial of implementation intentions to reduce smoking initiation in adolescents

The results of the trial will provide information on the impact ... use smoking rates in the two arms of the trial, and ‘cost per non-initiation of smoking’ will be estimated. Second, it will adopt a ... read more

Severe obesity in kids on the rise

The decline of childhood obesity rates ... year skews the overall pattern, making it look like a decrease. But Skinner, who looked at a longer period, found a slight upward trend. The overall takeaway ... read more

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