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30 septembre 2014

La newsletter de stop-tabac: les sujets clés de l?actualité mondiale sur le tabagisme

Sélection réalisée par Jean-François Etter

Le 30 septembre 2014

- Kwit, l'application pour vous aider à arrêter de fumer
- Calling for a different approach to tobacco and nicotine regulation
- Bicycle helmets and the law: a perfect teaching case for epidemiology.
- Land of the Free? US Has 25 Percent of the World's Prisoners
- How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word
- Chattez avec un médecin tabacologue


Kwit, l'application pour vous aider à arrêter de fumer

Vous voulez arrêter de fumer, mais vous manquez un peu de motivation ? L'application Kwit est faite pour vous.

http://www.rtl.fr/culture/web-high-tech/kwit-l-application-pour-vous-aider-a-arreter-de-fumer-7773958445

Vouyez aussi notr appli Stop-Tabac pour iPhone :

https://itunes.apple.com/ch/app/stop-tabac/id532494130?l=fr&mt=8 (02 09 2014)
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Calling for a different approach to tobacco and nicotine regulation

Something is wrong with the punitive nature with which most of the world approaches tobacco and nicotine regulation. In contrast, the harm reduction approach taking shape in the US, if properly implemented, could put a huge dent in tobacco related disease, argues Jeff Stier. Read more...

http://www.euractiv.com/sections/health-consumers/calling-different-approach-tobacco-nicotine-regulation-307926 (26 08 2014)
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Bicycle helmets and the law: a perfect teaching case for epidemiology.

With regard to the use of bicycle helmets, science broadly tries to answer two main questions. At a societal level, what is the effect of a public health policy that requires or promotes helmets? and at an individual level, what is the effect of wearing a helmet? Both questions are methodologically challenging and contentious.

In any case, the current uncertainty about any benefit from helmet wearing or promotion is unlikely to be substantially reduced by further research. Equally, we can be certain that helmets will continue to be debated, and at length. The enduring popularity of helmets as a proposed major intervention for increased road safety may therefore lie not with their direct benefitswhich seem too modest to capture compared with other strategiesbut more with the cultural, psychological, and political aspects of popular debate around risk.Read more:...

http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f3817?ijkey=I5vHBog6FhaaLzX&keytype=ref (16 12 2013)
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Land of the Free? US Has 25 Percent of the World's Prisoners

The United States has about five percent of the world's population and houses around 25 percent of its prisoners. In large part, that's the result of the war on drugs and long mandatory minimum sentences, but it also reflects America's tendency to criminalize acts that other countries view as civil violations.

In 2010, The Economist highlighted a case in which four Americans were arrested for importing lobster tails in plastic bags rather than in cardboard boxes. That violated a Honduran law which that country no longer enforces, but because it's still on the books there its enforced here. The lobstermen had no idea they were breaking the law. Yet three of them got eight years apiece. When the article was published 10 years later, two of them were still behind bars. Read more:...

http://billmoyers.com/2013/12/16/land-of-the-free-us-has-5-of-the-worlds-population-and-25-of-its-prisoners/ (18 12 2013)
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How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word

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Kurt Vonnegut has given us some of the most timeless advice on the art and craft of writing from his 8 rules for a great story to his insights on the shapes of stories to his formidable daily routine. But hardly anything examines the subject with a more potent blend of practical advice and heart than Vonnegut's 1985 essay How to Write with Style, published in the wonderful anthology How to Use the Power of the Printed Word (UK; public library).

Vonnegut begins with an admonition against the impersonal sterility of journalistic reporting something particularly important amidst contemporary debates about how personal the writerly persona should be and a meditation on the single most important element of style: (read more)...

http://www.brainpickings.org/2013/01/14/how-to-write-with-style-kurt-vonnegut/ (15 09 2014)
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