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ASH Daily News for 10 July 2018

UK Matt Hancock begins new role as Health Secretary Argyll and Bute urged to adopt anti-tobacco policy Barnsley: significant drop in smoking levels in the space of only 12 months International Singapore: Cameras to be deployed to detect illegal smoking USA: LGBT teens are ‘far more likely’ to smoke or vape than straight teens UK […]

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ASH Daily News for 9 July 2018

UK Opinion: Britain’s vaping revolution – why this healthier alternative to smoking is under threat Opinion: Fears of future strain on NHS as councils slash health programmes Parents celebrate success of smokefree sidelines initiative North-West: Smokers in Blackburn with Darwen are kicking the habit North-West: Dog detectives sniff out illegal tobacco haul Wales: Smoking litter […]

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ASH Daily News for 6 July 2018

UK Londis recommends stores replace tobacco gantries Blog: Duncan Selbie, Public Health Matters International Increasing number of holiday destinations completely banning vaping Swedish study: Mother’s health linked to foetus’s future fertility Parliamentary Activity Oral evidence given by Simon Stevens at the Health Select Committee Parliamentary business: Lord Faulkner’s speech in the NHS debate Link of […]

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ASH Daily News for 5 July 2018

UK Manchester: Aims to make smoking history as smoking rates continue to fall West Hampstead: Firefighters say cigarette butt caused new build blaze Wales: Swansea’s Langland Bay goes smokefree Scotland: South Ayrshire outdoor smoking ban scrapped International France: Paris authorities try to stub out smoking habit with public parks ban Belgium: Cercle Brugge stadium goes […]

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ASH Daily News for 4 July 2018

UK Call for ‘bold’ Government action on smoking in pregnancy One in four smokers has quit since 2011 Northern Ireland: Smoking rates fall, but still highest in UK North-East: Smoking rates almost halved since 2005 International China: Wuhan bans government and party employees smoking on the job UK Call for ‘bold’ Government action on smoking […]

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ASH Daily News for 3 July 2018

UK New data shows that young adults in the UK are shunning smoking Simon Stevens outlines new funding commitments to MPs Royal College of Midwives Wales calls for more cash to stop pregnant women smoking International Study: US teens overestimate how much their peers use shisha pipes and this makes them more likely to try […]

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ASH Daily News for 2 July 2018

UK Scotland: Deprived areas could see reduction in number of retailers selling cigarettes Smoking rates in East Lancashire among highest in the country UK golf courses ban smoking due to heatwave International $39m cost of defending Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws Study: Posts on social media about shisha pipes may promote usage UK Scotland: Deprived […]

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ASH Daily News for 29 June 2018

UK Tobacco giant buys stake in medical cannabis North West: Burnley women urged to stop smoking International The protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products is live Australia: WTO backs plain cigarette packets China: Low funding cited as top reason for lackluster smoking control China: Paternal smoking linked to miscarriage risk Japan: Smoke exposure […]

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ASH Daily News for 28 June 2018

UK Belfast: Vaping ban in the grounds of hospitals International WTO to rule on landmark tobacco case later today (Thursday 28th June) Tokyo passes tough anti-smoking law ahead of 2020 Olympics China: Court verdict paves way for smokefree railways Study: Breastfeeding mothers stop nursing sooner when living with smokers UK Belfast: Vaping ban in the […]

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ASH Daily News for 27 June 2018

UK North-East: NHS not doing enough to help smokers, says Fresh Cheshire: Sniffer dogs uncover £12000 of illegal cigarettes in raids East Dunbartonshire: Poster plea to be smokefree Strong public support for public health interventions International Germany: Do smoking bans lead to more or less smoking in the home? US: NYC public health department targets […]

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ASH Daily News for 26 June 2018

Release of RCP report and newspaper responses Royal College of Physicians (RCP): ‘Hiding in plain sight, Treating tobacco dependency in the NHS’ The Times – coverage of RCP report: Help smokers quit, doctors tell hospitals The Independent – coverage of RCP report: NHS staff smokers cost health service £200m a year with cigarette breaks and […]

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ASH Daily News for 25 June 2018

UK Opinion: Why don’t more young women vape? Scotland: Smokers outside Larbert hospital to be fined International USA: Study finds large increase in number of college campuses going smokefree Signs that Philip Morris’s iQOS heat-not-burn product might not be a big hit China: On-screen smoking scenes in Chinese media declining UK Opinion: Why don’t more […]

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ASH Daily News for 22 June 2018

UK Liam Fox caught in fresh “lobbyists as advisers” scandal Warwickshire raids find 15,000 illicit cigarettes International Ireland: Offer e-cigarettes to help smokers quit, says senator Parliamentary Activity Parliamentary Questions Link of the week Scottish Government’s latest Tobacco-Control action plan UK Liam Fox caught in fresh “lobbyists as advisers” scandal Transparency campaigners have accused International […]

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ASH Daily News for 21 June 2018

UK Scotland: Radical new plans unveiled to turn Scotland smokefree by 2034 Wales: Health body ‘disappointed’ nearly one fifth of Welsh adults still smoke North East: Anonymous tip offs boost illegal cigarette campaign Hull: School gates to go smokefree Leeds: Shopping centre introduces smoke and vape free zone Wirral: Smokefree community champions needed International US: […]

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ASH Daily News for 20 June 2018

UK Is the UK’s vape shop boom about to end? Campaign to tackle illicit tobacco reports hundreds of tip offs Vaping helps smokers quit – even if they don’t want to, study finds International Study pushes back earliest date of tobacco usage in North America UK Is the UK’s vape shop boom about to end? […]

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