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ASH Daily news for 05 November 2015

HEADLINES UK now has one of the worst healthcare systems in the developed world, according to OECD report Should psychiatric hospitals completely ban smoking? Scaremongering about electronic cigarettes is not in the best interest of patients Analysis of Public Health England’s work to date Parliamentary Questions UK now has one of the worst healthcare systems […]

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ASH Daily news for 04 November 2015

HEADLINES Cuts to public health funding will cost the NHS dear Higher smoking rates in north of England Opinion: Northern Ireland smoking ban in cars needed now Teen tobacco dependence should be treated with ‘same urgency as other drugs,’ study says Malaysia hikes cigarette taxes by more than 40% Cuts to public health funding will […]

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ASH Daily news for 03 November 2015

HEADLINES Scotland: Take smoke outside is message to workers EU Health Commissioner says anti-tobacco campaigns working Canada could join UK and go for plain tobacco packs Imperial Tobacco’s profits rise despite declining cigarette sales Smoking more common in films produced outside of Hollywood Scotland: Take smoke outside is message to workers Workforces across Lanarkshire are […]

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ASH Daily news for 02 November 2015

HEADLINES Majority support new smoking ban with biggest resistance found in Yorkshire Stoptober: More than 11,800 people across the North East have quit smoking Cornwall: Mental health setting become smokefree Nepal: Strictest graphic health warnings on tobacco packs in the world implemented Malaysia: Government mulls regulation for nicotine, chemical content in vapes, minister says Macau: […]

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ASH Daily news for 30 October 2015

HEADLINES Fears of violence over smoking ban in prisons Stoptober 2015 concludes Cambridgeshire: Man arrested after raid uncovers more than 14,000 illegal cigarettes and 1.3kg of tobacco US: FDA takes enforcement action against retailers who have repeatedly sold tobacco products to minors US: Japan Tobacco buys rights to Reynolds American brand outside US US: E-cig […]

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ASH Daily news for 29 October 2015

HEADLINES Standardised tobacco packaging laws tested at critical WTO hearing Young adult smokers more likely to describe themselves as hard-drinking Study connects electronic cigarettes to problematic drinking US: Slowing of mortality rates for leading causes of early death France: 120 doctors have expressed their support for electronic cigarettes Parliamentary Questions Standardised tobacco packaging laws tested […]

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ASH Daily news for 28 October 2015

HEADLINES Quitting smoking could lift 59,000 North East people out of poverty Milton Keynes: Woman must pay £1,000 in penalties for dropping a cigarette butt British American Tobacco revenue hurt by weak currencies EUBAM’s Task Force Tobacco Group meeting discusses plans for fighting tobacco smuggling US: Government bans e-cigarettes in airline passengers’ checked bags Canada: […]

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ASH Daily news for 27 October 2015

HEADLINES Meat and tobacco: the difference between risk and strength of evidence Ageing gene linked to smoking, diet and exercise Cambridge: County council cuts outlined Man jailed over plot to smuggle ten million cigarettes into UK US: Flavoured tobacco and teen smoking Parliamentary Business Meat and tobacco: the difference between risk and strength of evidence […]

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ASH Daily news for 26 October 2015

HEADLINES Scotland: Prisoner takes ministers to court over cancer fears Scotland: MSPs’ pension fund invests £3m in weapons, tobacco and dirty fuel Manchester: Angry dad dials 999 to report his daughter for smoking while pregnant Wales: Nigel Farage tries e-cigarette on a visit to Swansea Ireland: Son’s anger as hospital patient smokes yards from his […]

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ASH Daily news for 23 October 2015

HEADLINES Smoking cessation services under threat Bromley borough hospitals go smoke-free Tobacco sales fall in more than a third of c-stores after display ban Kevin Barron: Restrictions on vaping ‘bad for public health’ Scotland: NHS Lanarkshire fails to meet smoking cessation target Black Hole Lung US: After six months, 78% of New Orleans voters approve […]

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ASH Daily news for 22 October 2015

HEADLINES Standardised packaging preparations get underway Man says e-cigarette accident burned hole through his lung Suffolk: Lazy smokers to be hit with fines after leaving Sudbury looking “scruffy and dirty” Stoptober: Professionals encourage smokers to get creative Video: Prisoners fight for tobacco Passive smoking in babies ‘doubles risk of tooth decay’ Drinking and smoking less […]

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ASH Daily news for 21 October 2015

HEADLINES Councillors support plan to make children’s play areas no-smoking zones MP: Welsh ban on electronic cigarettes indoors ‘makes no sense” New York gets $550 million in tobacco deal Toddler filmed smoking and drinking beer sparks police manhunt for parents Parliamentary Business Councillors support plan to make children’s play areas no-smoking zones Councillors have backed […]

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ASH Daily news for 20 October 2015

HEADLINES Expert evidence on tobacco taxes Michael Bloomberg says big tobacco preys on the world’s poor Italy: A ban on smoking in cars with pregnant women to be introduced China: Cartoons lure children to smoke China: Wide support seen for nationwide smoking ban Expert evidence on tobacco taxes Research from the Department for Health and […]

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ASH Daily news for 19 October 2015

HEADLINES Blackpool hits back over pregnant smokers Wales: AM questions Swansea Council over possible e-cigarette outdoor ban Coventry: Passenger ordered to pay £642 for throwing cigarette out of car window Liverpool: Two men rescued from house fire thought to have been started by a cigarette Australia: Queensland to widen smoking bans South Korea: 1 in […]

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ASH Daily news for 16 October 2015

HEADLINES Government urged to intervene over smoking during pregnancy Leeds: Hundreds of pupils support bid for smokefree playgrounds with signs to back new ban Rochdale: Smokefree Summer campaign helps protect children across Greater Manchester Opinion: How public health moralists are promoting harm from tobacco and helping the tobacco industry Talking to kids about smoking risks […]

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