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Reports



Counter Arguments – How important is tobacco to small retailers?


  This report scrutinises the messages sent to small retailers by the tobacco industry and asks whether the traditional approach to selling tobacco in small shops is still in retailers’ best interests, given the ongoing decline in the market and the recent changes to how tobacco is sold. The findings in this report are drawn from two […]

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Tobacco and Oral Health


This report provides an overview of the health impact of  smoking and smokeless tobacco on on oral health.

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The Stolen Years


The Mental Health and Smoking Action Report People with mental health conditions die on average 10-20 year earlier than the general population and smoking is the single largest factor accounting for this difference. Around one third of adult tobacco consumption is by people with a current mental health condition with smoking rates more than double […]

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Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy: A review of the Challenge


In March 2012 the then Public Health Minister set a challenge to the public health community to identify how progress could be made to further reduce the number of women who smoke during pregnancy. The Challenge Group was therefore established. It is a collaboration of charities, academia and Royal Colleges who pooled their expertise to publish a report in […]

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Smoking Still Kills


The five-year strategy set out in the Government’s Tobacco Control Plan for England comes to an end in 2015. Smoking Still Kills proposes new targets for a renewed national strategy to accelerate the decline in smoking prevalence over the next decade. The report sets out short-term objectives and longer term aims and develops the agenda […]

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ASH Research Report: Asthma and smoking


This Research Report examines asthma and smoking: the causes and the consequences.

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ASH Research Report: Secondhand Smoke


This Research Report examines the scientific knowledge and health effects of exposure to secondhand smoke.

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ASH Research Report: Impact of Secondhand smoke on Children


Although children’s exposure to secondhand smoke in the UK has fallen, around 4 million people still smoke in the presence of children. Educational campaigns are needed to raise awareness of the harmful effects of secondhand smoke on children.

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ASH Research Report: Smoking and Peripheral Arterial Disease


This research report reviews the health consequences of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and reveals that quitting smoking is the best form of treatment. PAD is a type of vascular disease that affects the arteries. Smoking is the most important preventable risk factor for peripheral arterial disease.

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Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy – A call to action


Smoking during pregnancy causes up to 2,200 premature births, 5,000 miscarriages and 300 perinatal deaths every year in the UK. This report, by a coalition of baby charities, campaigners, leading academics and health experts, outlines recommendations for commissioners, providers, royal colleges, government bodies, training organisations and third sector organisations.

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Tobacconomics


Tobacco companies have a long history of misleading politicians and the public. As understanding developed of the adverse effects smoking has on life expectancy and wellbeing, industry pro-tobacco arguments diversified. Now the industry has been forced to concede that smoking kills, efforts are increasingly concentrated on building libertarian and economic arguments against policies to reduce […]

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Beyond Smoking Kills


A review of progress in tobacco control which also sets out an agenda for a comprehensive new strategy.

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The Smokefilled Room


How Big Tobacco influences health policy in the UK – Using previously secret documents from the tobacco companies’ own archives, this report reveals the dirty tricks used by cigarette companies to derail UK health policies that could save the lives of thousands of Britons every year.

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‘You’ve got to be kidding’


A compelling dossier of BAT’s activities in promoting its tobacco products to young people around the globe.    

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British American Tobacco: Exporting Misery


A case-study of BAT’s efforts to promote smoking abroad, using Kenya as a case-study and focusing on the environmental damage and exploitation of cheap labour they are responsible for, as well as the use of methods that are no longer legal in this country or many other developed nations in recruiting new nicotine addicts.

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