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Conscientious kids less likely to smoke later in life

A new study has recently revealed that conscientious kids are less likely to smoke later in life. It was also mentioned that the personality trait could help explain the health inequalities.

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Article cites data from the ESRC-funded National Child Development Study

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Plain Packaging Reduces the Urge to Buy Cigarettes

Plain Packaging Reduces the Urge to Buy Cigarettes | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Plain tobacco packaging may reduce the likelihood of smokers seeking to obtain cigarettes by almost 10 percent compared to branded packs, according to research from England. The findings come amidst debate over whether a law introducing plain cigarette packaging in England and Wales could come into force in 2016.

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The co-author of the study, Dr Olivia Maynard, won an ESRC Impact Prize for her PhD research into plain packaging. 

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Plain packaging reduces 'cigarette-seeking' response by almost a tenth, says study

Plain packaging reduces 'cigarette-seeking' response by almost a tenth, says study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Plain tobacco packaging may reduce the likelihood of smokers seeking to obtain cigarettes by almost 10 per cent compared to branded packs, according to research from the Universities of Exeter and Bristol.

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The co-author of the study, Dr Olivia Maynard, won an ESRC Impact Prize for her PhD research into plain packaging. 

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People Who Work Longer Smoke More

People Who Work Longer Smoke More | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Smoking is linked to working hours, according to new research which found that people who work longer smoke more.

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Article cites data used from the British Household Panel Survey which was funded by the ESRC

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Faces of unborn babies ‘show effects of smoking’

Faces of unborn babies ‘show effects of smoking’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The harmful effects of smoking in pregnancy on unborn babies may be seen in tiny movements in their faces using four dimensional (4D) ultrasound scans, research has found.

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Article cites the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS) The ESRC provides administrative management of the UKCTCS.

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Study suggests smokers turned off by cigarettes in plain packaging

Study suggests smokers turned off by cigarettes in plain packaging | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Selling cigarettes in plain packaging could potentially reduce the cachet of smoking to such an extent that one in 10 may stub out the habit.

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The co-author of the study, Dr Olivia Maynard, won an ESRC Impact Prize for her PhD research into plain packaging. 

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E-cigarettes 'increase the risk of flu and pneumonia'

E-cigarettes 'increase the risk of flu and pneumonia' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Using electronic cigarettes may harm the body’s defences against pneumonia and flu, according to a new study. 

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Article cites the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies (UKCTCS)

The ESRC co-funded this centre as part of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC)

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