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ASH Daily news for 14 December 2015

HEADLINES Plans for Brighton beach smoking ban scrapped Blu-branded tobacco gantry shutters Wales: E-cigarette ban ‘unhelpful’ to licensed hospitality – ALMR says Coventry: City Council pension fund won’t remove investment from ‘unethical’ companies Scotland: Smokers at Wishaw General Hospital flout smoking ban despite NHS spending thousands on new signs Leicester: Undercover operation finds illegal cigarettes […]

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ASH Daily news for 11 December 2015

HEADLINES Tobacco firms challenge packaging law – Day1 Kenyan taxman invites anti-corruption watchdog to investigate staff over BAT bribery scandal Northern Ireland: Under-staffing will prevent smoking ban in cars being enforced BAT slips after fresh twist in bid talk Boys’ fitness affected by smoking mothers – new research shows Standardised packaging to cost Big Tobacco […]

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ASH Daily news for 10 December 2015

HEADLINES BAT faces more bribery claims in Africa Lincolnshire: Cigarette swoop on shops strikes blow against smugglers in Spalding Germany: Tobacco lobby stubs out total German tobacco ad ban Nigeria: Philip Morris is flooding Nigeria with 122 million ‘units’ of cigarettes US: Teens working in tobacco fields face health risks BAT faces more bribery claims […]

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ASH Daily news for 09 December 2015

HEADLINES Welsh Government amends plans for e-cigarette ban Northern Ireland: Smoking ban in cars with children present could be introduced soon Tobacco giants launch UK plain packaging challenge London: Call to tackle the ‘growing problem’ of shisha smoking in Barnet Study has found chemicals in e-cigarettes linked to respiratory problems Smoking in pregnancy ‘affects boys’ […]

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ASH Daily news for 08 December 2015

HEADLINES North London council plans reveal 60% public health cuts by 2018 Smoking ban on Brighton beaches looks set to be dropped Every nurse can help to stub out smoking Wales: Health experts urge AMs to drop electronic cigarette ban plan Russia: Senator submits bill to raise smoking age to 21 US: Town bans tobacco […]

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ASH Daily news for 07 December 2015

HEADLINES Tobacco giants and Government in plain packaging showdown EU court ruling over plain packaging will be later this month Reports that first e-cigarettes to be prescribed on the NHS in the New Year BAT accuser to hand evidence of ‘bribery’ to SFO Staffordshire: Royal Stoke accused of ignoring NHS smoking ban Scotland: Bid to […]

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ASH Daily news for 04 December 2015

HEADLINES Giving up smoking can close the health gap between rich and poor, says Reading health boss New app developed to help smokers quit Gloucestershire Care Services Wins No Smoking Day Award Worcestershire: E-cigarette charging warning issued by trading standards team Newborns in intensive care may be exposed to ‘thirdhand’ smoke residue Kenya: Senate Minority […]

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ASH Daily news for 03 December 2015

HEADLINES British American Tobacco responds after bribery claims Parliament wastes money on outside vaping areas Obesity group with ties to Coke shuts down Scotland: Edinburgh Council declares its buildings and parks smoke free US Study: higher taxes save two infants each day, by stopping pregnant women smoking Daesh [Islamic State] launch anti-smoking campaign Parliamentary Questions […]

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ASH Daily news for 02 December 2015

HEADLINES Scientists may have identified gene which makes quitting harder Scotland: Ban on e-cigarettes for under-18s moves closer Ban on smoking e-cigarettes at London Midland stations starts Will EU renew legal agreement with tobacco firm PMI? Study reveals new mechanism in nicotine addiction Scientists may have identified gene which makes quitting harder A ‘pleasure’ gene […]

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ASH Daily news for 01 December 2015

HEADLINES British American Tobacco accused of bribing senior politicians to sabotage anti-smoking laws Wales: Inquiry fails to decide whether the National Assembly should ban e-cigarettes Poor countries increasingly targeted by tobacco marketing BAT – Imperial deal ‘likely’ US: Higher cigarette taxes linked to fewer infant deaths Parliamentary Questions British American Tobacco accused of bribing senior […]

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ASH Daily news for 30 November 2015

HEADLINES BBC engineer loses his life after drinking e-cigarette liquid and alcohol Hull: ‘Use e-cigarettes to stop smoking’ – health chiefs back ‘game changing’ technology Nottingham: Five smokers hit by £1,000 litter penalty US: Waitress shot dead after asking customer not to smoke India: Anti-tobacco group presents people’s manifesto ahead of polls BBC engineer loses […]

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ASH Daily news for 27 November 2015

HEADLINES Lincolnshire: Local smoking cessation budget slashed 50% as public health cuts bite Tobacco companies try to put stamp on new packaging London: Shisha cafe plans in East Finchley deferred Australia: Tobacco bans in prisons paying off Nigeria: Eight Million Risk Dying of Tobacco Use By 2030 Canada: Passage of An Act to bolster tobacco […]

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ASH Daily news for 26 November 2015

HEADLINES Spending Review: NHS England uplift at expense of other health services, economists warn Research suggests school pupils ‘using electronic cigarettes as gateway to smoking’ Letter: Public health the key to cutting stillbirths France: Plain standardised cigarette packaging passed China: Indoor smoking down sharply Spending Review: NHS England uplift at expense of other health services, […]

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ASH Daily news for 25 November 2015

HEADLINES Pregnant women exposed to passive smoking deliver babies earlier Rates of mouth cancer increase to all time high Bedfordshire: Dog sniffs out more than 480 illegal tobacco goods during crackdown Scotland: Woman dies after lit cigarette sparks aerosol explosion Philip Morris should not be interfering with Uruguay’s public health legislation Pregnant women exposed to […]

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ASH Daily news for 24 November 2015

HEADLINES Osborne injects £3.8bn to help reduce financial pressure on NHS 7,000 Wiganers live in poverty because of smoking West Midlands Pension Fund invests £168m in alcohol and tobacco firms Prenatal smoking exposure can potentially affect someone’s health for years after birth US: Covering tobacco displays in stores might lower kids’ smoking rates Australia: Labor […]

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