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ASH Daily news for 21 December 2015

HEADLINES British American Tobacco paid union to disrupt production at one of its chief rivals Smokefree laws cut the number of social or new smokers by a fifth, study reveals Adele: I quit smoking because I feared for my life Germany: Government to implement new measures to curb smoking Australia: Tasmanian government plans to raise […]

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ASH Daily news for 18 December 2015

HEADLINES Scotland to ban smoking in cars with children Glasgow: Paisley hospital e-cigs ban U-turn Australian government wins plain packaging case against Philip Morris Asia France votes for plain cigarette packaging from 2016 Ireland: Smoking in cars with children to be banned US: Boston raises age for buying cigarettes, tobacco to 21 New Zealand: Calls […]

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ASH Daily news for 17 December 2015

HEADLINES David Cameron admits he has ‘battled’ to quit smoking with ‘relative’ success Prisoner loses appeal over cancer risk from passive smoking in jail US scientist compares smoking to having ‘3 bullets in the barrel of a gun’ London: Dogs Alfie and Indy help take black market cigarettes off Islington streets Parliamentary Business David Cameron […]

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ASH Daily news for 16 December 2015

HEADLINES Imperial plans to drop ‘tobacco’ from its name Scotland: Patients allowed to use e-cigarettes in Glasgow hospital grounds after policy change Active and passive smoking linked to earlier menopause and increased risk of infertility Romanian Parliament bans smoking in public places United Nations agency gives EU a tobacco warning Imperial plans to drop ‘tobacco’ […]

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ASH Daily news for 15 December 2015

HEADLINES BAT whistleblower accuses company of ignoring corruption claims University of Chester brings in campus-wide smoking ban West Yorkshire: Illicit tobacco crackdown E-cigarette adverts to be made illegal in EU New Zealand: Lack of tobacco control strategy – smoking decline stalling US: Tobacco Use Widespread in Video Games Played By Youth Singapore: Emerging tobacco products […]

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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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