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ASH Daily news for 11 March 2015

HEADLINES MPs expected to back cigarette plain packaging Cigarette makers warn about the security coding system Tory MP complains about the standardised packs policy: it is like baboons scratching Lobbying group claims that standardised packaging policy vote is bad for the UK Eighty-five Conservative MPs to vote against cigarette standardised packaging law today Northern Ireland: […]

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ASH Daily news for 10 March 2015

HEADLINES Standard cigarette packs set to become law Number of smokers getting NHS help set to halve Tobacco goes out of sight as shop keepers admit to little profit from cigarettes Guidelines urge doctors to order patients to lose weight and stop smoking Former tobacco lobby group hired by Diageo anti-alcohol campaign Seven ways to […]

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ASH Daily news for 06 March 2015

HEADLINES High Court rules smoking ban applies to prisons Tobacco smoking a “thing of the past” by 2040 Plain packaging opponents unite in final push Tobacco display ban – one month to go London: New signs warning against smoking to be installed across 30 plays areas in Waltham Forest Doncaster: Council signs the Local Government […]

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ASH Daily news for 05 March 2015

HEADLINES Members of the European Parliament declare “war” on tobacco companies Patients who smoke want respect from physicians Ireland: Japan Tobacco International responds to standardised packaging decision Australia: Smokers drive spike in house fires US: Majority support raising tobacco sales age to 21 Parliamentary Business Members of the European Parliament declare “war” on tobacco companies […]

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ASH Daily news for 04 March 2015

HEADLINES Ireland bans branded tobacco packs Cutting smoking in North East could save regional economy £100m Surrey: Trading Standards launches campaign to crack down on illegal tobacco Scotland: Smokers urged to quit on No Smoking Day British American Tobacco bids for Brazilian firm Parliamentary Questions Ireland bans branded tobacco packs Following the example of Australia, […]

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ASH Daily news for 03 March 2015

HEADLINES The spread of western disease: ‘The poor are dying more and more like the rich’ NFRN say plain cigarettes a ‘disaster’ for shops Study: Cigarettes don’t keep you slim British American Tobacco drops and sues PwC over pollution scandal Kenya: Tobacco Industry accused of “imitation and interference” New Zealand: Pressure to bring in tobacco […]

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ASH Daily news for 02 March 2015

HEADLINES Adoption chiefs’ U-turn over ban on placing young children with parents who use e-cigarettes British Heart Foundation is urging smokers to quit on National No Smoking Day London’s mayor rejects smoking ban proposal in public spaces US Smokers may tap into multiple sources for nicotine US: Three tobacco companies to settle 400 smoking lawsuits […]

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ASH Daily news for 27 February 2015

HEADLINES Half million youngsters to die smoking unless we make changes, warns charity BAT says it would fight UK standardised “plain packaging” law IEA Survey on smoking in pubs Proposal to make proxy tobacco purchase illegal welcomed by retailers ‘Massive’ tobacco industry third party lobbying for revised European Directive Ireland passes standardised Ireland: Minister to […]

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ASH Daily news for 26 February 2015

HEADLINES Health experts debate smoking ban in outdoor public spaces in UK Greater Manchester to control £6bn NHS budget British American Tobacco sales fall less than expected Irish cancer charity rejects corporate donation over tobacco link US: Tobacco companies agree to settle lawsuits in Florida Federal Courts US: Flight Attendant Union celebrates 25 years of […]

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ASH Daily news for 25 February 2015

HEADLINES Australia: Smoking epidemic likely to kill two out of three smokers BAT considers £2.3 billion deal for remaining stake in its Brazilian offshoot Ireland: Health Minister insists standardised packaging will go ahead Plymouth: pub landlord arrested after being caught selling illegal cigarettes California: Bill would ban smokeless tobacco at baseball games Australia: Smoking epidemic […]

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ASH Daily news for 24 February 2015

HEADLINES Quitting smoking improves mental health: Habit makes you 70% more susceptible to anxiety and depression ASH welcomes laying of standardised packaging regulations Tobacco industry waged ‘David and Goliath’ campaign against EU US: Tobacco companies fighting over claims on smoking’s effects Daily Mail, 23 February 2015 Parliamentary Questions Quitting smoking improves mental health: Habit makes […]

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ASH Daily news for 23 February 2015

HEADLINES Staffordshire: Couple banned from adopting child after husband seen using e-cigarette To vape or not to vape? More and more just say no A third of drivers unaware of upcoming car smoking ban Nottingham: No smoking in Old Market Square? E-Cigarette maker recalls charger due to risk of electric shock Comment: There’s no evidence […]

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ASH Daily news for 20 February 2015

HEADLINES Imperial: Tobacco levy “wrong-headed” Wirral MEP attacks e-cigs tax plan Most complained-of ads were in 2014 Up in smoke: Belief that shisha pipe ‘filters out’ heavy metals New report finds tobacco industry exaggerates extent of illicit tobacco trade and proven strategies exist to prevent it Ireland: Government ‘not intimidated’ by plain packaging legal threat […]

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ASH Daily news for 19 February 2015

HEADLINES American Legislative Exchange Council helps Philip Morris block standardised packaging tobacco rules First vaping tribunal ruling sounds warning for employer Should we celebrate 10 years of the global tobacco control treaty? Nicotine may supports learning and memory in mental health patients Ireland: Arthur Cox faces queries from Health Service Executive over tobacco role German […]

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ASH Daily news for 18 February 2015

HEADLINES Scotland : Electronic cigarettes to be banned from hospital grounds Australian government announces plain packaging review Gradual smoking cessation may be possible with nicotine addiction pill Philip Morris to John Oliver: Give Us a Break, We’re Trying Our Best Pleased as Punch Scotland : Electronic cigarettes to be banned from hospital grounds According to […]

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