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ASH Daily News for 27 May 2015

HEADLINES Anti-plain pack legal action grows as JTI files suit Juggling e-cigarettes Patients flout Bristol Southmead Hospital smoking ban USA: Reynolds American wins US antitrust approval to buy rival Lorillard Pakistan among top four countries with rising tobacco use Bangladesh: Anti-tobacco group calls for end to tobacco cultivation Anti-plain pack legal action grows as JTI […]

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ASH Daily news for 26 May 2015

HEADLINES Smokers more likely to think cancer is a death sentence £1,000 fines urged in crackdown on litter louts Japan Tobacco to sell drink business Are your lungs the same age you are? And what to do to improve your lung health Smokers warned to be vigilant after discarded cigarette causes house fire Scotland: Fifers […]

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ASH Daily news for 22 May 2015

HEADLINES Half a million smokers have switched to electronic cigarettes from tobacco Philip Morris lawsuit could cost taxpayers £11bn MP dismisses concerns over tobacco industry hospitality as ‘snide and absurd’ Smokers who quit may have brains hard-wired for success Wales: House fire started by dropped cigarette lighter Half a million smokers have switched to electronic […]

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ASH Daily news for 21 May 2015

HEADLINES MPs accept tobacco industry hospitality worth £60,000 Netherlands: Dutch government in court for violating international tobacco treaty Australia: 30 years since Quit Victoria was established Syria: Smugglers shun weapons and turn to cigarettes for profits China: Banning tobacco adverts in shops ‘unquestionable’ MPs accept tobacco industry hospitality worth £60,000 An investigation by the BMJ […]

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ASH Daily News for 20 May 2015

HEADLINES Debate: Is nicotine all bad? Clampdown on litter in East Hampshire Czech Republic: More Czechs in favour of smoking restrictions Cigarette packaging clearly targets specific demographics: research shows Zimbabwe: Up in Smoke: Tobacco industry reaps havoc on forests USA: Fall in adolescents’ smoking rates Debate: Is nicotine all bad? Reuters journalist Kate Kelland investigates […]

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ASH Daily news for 19 May 2015

HEADLINES Exeter: No smoking signs go up across play parks Jersey: Raise cigarette tax to pay for cancer staff, says hospital consultant E-cigarettes – impact on smoking rates may be short term Chemicals used to flavour e-cigarettes could damage lungs in a similar way to tobacco Opinion: More must be done to stub out the […]

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ASH Daily news for 18 May 2015

HEADLINES Former UK tax chief under fire for joining smoking lobbyists New laws to punish litter louts ‘must be sped up’ Manchester City FC probe star over secret smoking sessions SARS drama spills over into the UK Australia: Tobacco industry threatens to launch super-cheap cigarettes as officials want more power to seize illicit tobacco Australia: […]

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ASH Daily news for 15 May 2015

HEADLINES Middlesbrough: Clampdown on illegal tobacco as sniffer dog finds off licence stash Coventry: Man ‘engulfed in flames’ while smoking at home US: Number of Georgia bars and restaurants allowing smoking has doubled US: Another round of cigarette price increases set to begin US: Academic awards sponsored by biggest U.S. cigarette manufacturer US: Campaign for […]

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ASH Daily News for 14 May 2015

HEADLINES New study: One billion smokers in the world today New study: Personal cash investment may improve quit rate for smokers New study: Quitting smoking may improve angioplasty outcomes Australia: Cancer Council voices concern over flavoured electronic cigarettes being sold next to sweets Asia: Tobacco industry lobbying undermines public health Philip Morris renews backing of […]

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ASH Daily news for 13 May 2015

HEADLINES Nottingham: Secondary school pupils will help classmates quit smoking Scotland: NHS Fife joins local vets to highlight danger of passive smoking on animals ‘Not just a flavoring:’ Menthol and nicotine, combined, desensitise airway receptors US: FDA denies petition to change smokeless tobacco warning EU court rules against Maltese ex-commissioner Dalli US: Obama’s plans for […]

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ASH Daily news for 12 May 2015

HEADLINES Study: Electronic cigarettes could lead to chronic lung conditions Study: Use of hookah steam stones could lead to dangerous, false sense of security Cabinet reshuffle: Who are the women David Cameron has promoted to his all-Conservative line-up Australia: Australian football player throws parties to “sneakily” advertise his tobacco company US: State of Oregon approves […]

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ASH Daily news for 11 May 2015

HEADLINES Children as young as 10 smoking to ease exam worries London: Hospital introduces smoking breath tests for all pregnant women Scotland: Actors demand right to escape e-cigs ban US: Evidence is insufficient to recommend e-cigarettes for quitting, US committee concludes EU fraudbusters ‘tapped phones illegally and fiddled clear-up rate’ China hikes cigarette tax in […]

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ASH Daily news for 08 May 2015

HEADLINES World Bank’s pension investments clash with principles Indonesia: Tobacco industry has sights set on Indonesia, says expert Philip Morris International aims for ‘reduced risk’ products Kazakhstan: Video shows little boy drinking and smoking US: Florida Court upholds $5m award to sick smoker US: Campaign cash helps alcohol, tobacco companies shape tax debate in Kansas […]

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ASH Daily News for 07 May 2015

HEADLINES Commission proposes EU joins international agreement fighting tobacco smuggling Imperial Tobacco blames Isis for falling cigarette sales New study: Young people exposed to tobacco coupons may be more susceptible to smoking Scotland: Hospital fines for smokers flouting ban Thailand: Anti-smoking campaign uses ink extracted from smokers’ lungs Commission proposes EU joins international agreement fighting […]

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ASH Daily News for 06 May 2015

HEADLINES Scotland: New bill to ban e-cigarettes for under 18s Imperial Tobacco Group reports good first half performance Great Yarmouth: Man fined for smoking in work vehicle Canada: Young people as likely to try electronic cigarettes as smoking Guernsey could take the lead on new anti-smoking laws Scotland: New bill to ban e-cigarettes for under […]

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