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Impact of tobacco control interventions on socioeconomic inequalities in smoking: review of the evidence
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    Consider health-related outcomes when assessing the equity impacts of smoking ban policies
    • Sericea Stallings-Smith
    • Other Contributors:
      • Sericea Stallings-Smith, DrPH1; Ariana Zeka, ScD2; Pat Goodman, PhD3,4; Zubair Kabir, MD4,5; Luke Clancy, MD4; 1Department of Epidemiology and Cancer Control, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA; 2Institute for the Environment, Brunel

    NOT PEER REVIEWED We welcome the timely review published by Hill et al. [1], and agree that more research is needed to assess the equity impacts of tobacco control interventions. The results of the review indicated that "increases in tobacco price have a pro-equity effect on socioeconomic disparities in smoking", but that "evidence on the equity impact of other interventions was inconclusive [...]". The inconclusiveness o...

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