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ASH Daily news for 17 February 2016

HEADLINES Cancer rates up 12% in 20 years, say Cancer Research UK Letter: A ban on smoking in psychiatric hospitals would reduce self-burn injuries Primary school informs police of cannabis-smoking parents South West: Discarded cigarette believed to be cause of house fire Devon: Illegal tobacco worth more than £63,000 confiscated in police raids Parliamentary Question […]

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ASH Daily news for 16 February 2016

HEADLINES High Court appeal on smoking in prisons EU tobacco deal needs thorough update if renewed Netherlands: Smoking costs up to €43bn a year: report US: Politician protests against banning e-cigarettes on planes by vaping during committee hearing South Africa: Alleged espionage in tobacco industry exposed Nigeria: Seven-year-olds taking up smoking – Health ministry says […]

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ASH Daily news for 15 February 2016

HEADLINES Leaked report reveals scale of crisis in England’s mental health services Boycotting unethical companies could become criminal offence for public bodies and student unions Right-wing think-tank secured change in Government policy after £15,000 gift from mystery donor JTI helps retailers navigate incoming new legislation Durham: Big Doctor is watching you – message targets hospital […]

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ASH Daily news for 12 February 2016

HEADLINES Birmingham: Man fined for hiding in aircraft toilet to smoke Neanderthal DNA may account for nicotine addiction and depression New EU tobacco regulations will benefit e-cig market, says blu European Ombudsman criticises Commission on tobacco lobbying US: Colorado legislators vote against warning labels on nicotine products US Jury: Smokers didn’t prove Marlboros have defective […]

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ASH Daily news for 11 February 2016

HEADLINES Mice study looks at impact of electronic cigarette use during pregnancy Reading: Huge haul of illicit tobacco seized Tobacco price rises help Imperial Brands US: Report finds that many women still smoke before and during pregnancy Parliamentary Questions Mice study looks at impact of electronic cigarette use during pregnancy Early findings suggest that exposing […]

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ASH Daily news for 10 February 2016

HEADLINES Cambridge: Man pays £684 after dropping cigarette end US: Marlboro smokers should get cancer screening, jury told Guam: ban on smoking in bars to become law in 2017 Canada: Smokers’ Helpline sees surge in calls after toll-free number included on cigarette packaging Bahrain: Tobacco duty hike confirmed New Zealand: Increase taxes on tobacco to […]

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ASH Daily news for 09 February 2016

HEADLINES Civil servants “wined and dined” by bankers and tobacco giants Northern Ireland: Smoking ban for all hospital grounds Newcastle: shisha cafes raided in crackdown on indoor smoking EU watchdog warns Commission on tobacco lobbying Cheap cigarettes are burning Greece’s finances Makers of Marlboro laying off workers to invest in more vaping Civil servants “wined […]

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ASH Daily news for 08 February 2016

HEADLINES Smokefree South West to close this summer after cuts to funding British American Tobacco faces call for bribery allegations inquiry Imperial Tobacco becomes Imperial Brands after shareholder approval E-cigarettes: Can They Help People Quit? Anti-smoking advert to be played before every film at Barnsley cinema in February Scotland: Call for action on teenage smokers […]

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ASH Daily news for 05 February 2016

HEADLINES Northern Ireland: Hospital smokefree policy launched on No Smoking Day Birmingham: Shisha bars contain ‘higher levels of pollution than Beijing’, claims new study Northern Ireland: Actor Liam Neeson backs Ballymena jobs rally US: American Lung Association releases State of Tobacco Control report France: Sarkozy criticises introduction of plain packaging US: Leonardo DiCaprio faces vape-free […]

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ASH Daily news for 04 February 2016

HEADLINES Smokefree policies reduce harm from passive smoking, study finds Public health grant cuts ‘will have major impact on NHS programmes’ Wales: Prisoners in Wales will be allowed to smoke in their cells after ban is rejected Ex-smokers are happier than smokers, according to a new survey “We have a duty of care to our […]

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ASH Daily news for 03 February 2016

HEADLINES Scotland: Number of 15-year-old smokers falls by two thirds Dr Felicity Harvey to retire from Department of Health Belgium to legalise e-cigarettes France: Call to relax smoking ban on school grounds to cut terror risk US: Anti-smoking group urges Congress to pass Pacific trade deal Australia: Philip Morris sells former cigarette factory Parliamentary business […]

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ASH Daily news for 02 February 2016

HEADLINES Opinion: Yes, being lectured to about smoking is boring. So is being addicted to it Wales: Inmates at smoke free Wrexham super prison to be given gum and nicotine patches Italy: New laws coming into force banning smoking in cars with kids, pregnant women Australia: National Party accepted more than $10,000 from tobacco industry […]

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ASH Daily news for 01 February 2016

HEADLINES Films portraying smoking should get adult rating, says WHO Six British multinationals ‘did not pay any UK corporation tax in 2014’ Birmingham: No smoking breaks outside City Council buildings says health watchdog North-East: Hard-hitting campaign hammers home dangers of the habit killing thousands South East: Car smoking ban ‘not being enforced’ Wales: E-cigarette ban […]

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ASH Daily news for 29 January 2016

HEADLINES Cambridgeshire: Flash mob gives Saturday shoppers a surprise Thieves thwarted by automated tobacco dispenser EU: MEP defends confidentiality of tobacco meeting US: Makers of Marlboro laying off workers to invest in more vaping US: New packaging law aims to protect kids from liquid nicotine exposure Philippines: Tobacco industry seeks issuance of delayed regulations China: […]

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ASH Daily news for 28 January 2016

HEADLINES For breast cancer patients, never too late to quit smoking Netherland: MPs set to vote for new tobacco packaging with health warning images Australia: teenage smoking at record low but ‘constant vigilance’ required US: Nicotine patch just as effective as prescription drugs for quitting smoking China’s smoking habit: calls for help as more people […]

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