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SRNT-O Inaugural Conference

Sydney, Australia,

The inaugural SRNT-Oceania Chapter conference will be held in Sydney, Australia.

The aim of the conference is to share and celebrate the highest quality research and practice targeting tobacco use reduction and smoking cessation in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific nations throughout Oceania and the region. 

The conference will be held on the 24th and 25th of October at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney. 

India's Health Ministry Wants to Ban Electronic Cigarettes

The health ministry of India has proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes. The ministry is concerned the use of e-cigarettes will become an "epidemic" among children and young adults and therefore banning the products is in public interest. Health officials are proposing jail terms of up to three years, with a penalty of up to 500,000 rupees, for repeat offenders who violate the new rules, according to a draft of

Global Research Mapping of Substance Use Disorder and Treatment 1971–2017: Implications for Priority Setting

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Tran et al. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (2019) 14:21 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-019-0204-7
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Background

Globally, substance use disorders are prevalent and remain an intractable public health problem for health care systems. This study aims to provide a global picture of substance use disorders research.

Socioeconomic Inequalities in the Delivery of Brief Interventions for Smoking and Excessive Drinking: Findings from a Cross-Sectional Household Survey in England

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Angus C, Brown J, Beard E, et al Socioeconomic inequalities in the delivery of brief interventions for smoking and excessive drinking: findings from a cross-sectional household survey in England BMJ Open 2019;9:e023448. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023448
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Objectives: Brief interventions (BI) for smoking and risky drinking are effective and cost-effective policy approaches to reducing alcohol harm currently used in primary care in England; however, little is known about their contribution to health inequalities.

Participants Required for Study of Attitudes towards Smoking and Health

SASH: Study of Attitudes towards Smoking and Health is a research study that aims to understand smoking beliefs, attitudes and behaviours in current smokers who are aged 50 years and older and living in the UK. If you are eligible, the questionnaire will take around 15-20 minutes to complete. The questionnaire is designed to gain an understanding of people’s beliefs, attitudes and behaviours. The results will help us to understand more about smoking and help

Community Response to the Initiation of Smoking in Indonesian Early Adolescents

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Kumboyono, Kumboyono, Achir Yani S. Hamid, Junaiti Sahar, and Saptawati Bardosono. "C10ommunity response to the initiation of smoking in Indonesian early adolescents: a qualitative study." International Journal of Adolescence and Youth (2019): 1-11.
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Prevalence of smoking in Indonesia is on the increase. The trend is particularly noticeable among Indonesian adolescents with smoking in early adolescents increasing from 9.5 to 17.5% from 2001 to 2010.

Children Learning About Secondhand Smoke (CLASS II): A Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

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Kamran Siddiqi, Rumana Huque, Mona Kanaan, Farid Ahmed, Tarana Ferdous, Sarwat Shah, Cath Jackson, Steve Parrott, Jasjit S Ahluwalia, Aziz Sheikh, Children Learning About Secondhand Smoke (CLASS II): A Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Volume 21, Issue 5, May 2019, Pages 670–677, https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/nty090
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Introduction

Children exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) are at increased risk of respiratory illnesses. We piloted a Smoke Free Intervention (SFI) and trial methods before investigating its effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in primary school children.

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Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Primary School Children: A Survey in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Sarwat Shah, Mona Kanaan, Rumana Huque, Aziz Sheikh, Omara Dogar, Heather Thomson, Steve Parrott, Kamran Siddiqi, Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Primary School Children: A Survey in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, Volume 21, Issue 4, April 2019, Pages 416–423, https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntx248
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Introduction

We report on second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure based on saliva cotinine levels among children in Bangladesh—a country with laws against smoking in public places.

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