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ASH Daily news for 04 June 2015

HEADLINES Mental health patients ‘smoke three times as much’ Canadian ruling spells pain for tobacco companies Wales: Plan to ban smoking on beach and in parks in Pembrokeshire Ukraine drops lawsuit against Australia over plain-packaging tobacco laws US: Tobacco companies drop suit against FDA over labelling Spectator blog: The anti-smoking pressure group whose “wackiest” ideas […]

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ASH Daily News for 03 June 2015

HEADLINES Wales passes smoking ban in cars As BAT is hit with a £5.5bn fine, is now the time to stub out tobacco shares? Scotland: Aberdeen shopping centre bans smoking outdoors USA: California Senate votes to raise smoking age to 21 from 18 Ghana urged to ratify protocol on illicit trade in tobacco products Wales […]

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ASH Daily news for 02 June 2015

HEADLINES Wales: Smoking ban in cars carrying children to be put to vote People ‘don’t trust’ the tobacco industry British American Tobacco to buy cigarette firm TDR from Adris Grupa West of England: Tackling illegal tobacco Canada: Tobacco firms to pay billions in damages All forms of smoking are bad for the heart On World […]

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ASH Daily news for 01 June 2015

HEADLINES Tobacco industry accused of fueling cigarette smuggling to boost profits Fewer adults dying because of smoking, figures for England suggest Minister worked as spin doctor for tobacco giant that paid workers £15 a month Hull: Boy taken into care over parents’ smoking EU: Tobacco use continues downward trend Plain packaging battle escalates as WTO […]

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ASH Daily news for 29 May 2015

HEADLINES Smoking ban in England ‘cuts child hospital admissions’ Nearly half a million children in poverty as a result of smoking parents Salford: Couple smuggled 25 tonnes of illegal tobacco worth almost £4m into the UK Salford Royal urges smokers to quit for art in plea for empty cigarette packs Wirral: Crackdown launched to prevent […]

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ASH Daily news for 28 May 2015

HEADLINES Car smoking ban difficulties cited Imperial Tobacco share price rises after $7.1bn purchase of Reynolds cigarette brands wins regulatory approval Tobacco Industry funded report finds 56.6 billion illegal cigarettes consumed in the EU in 2014 Smokers of counterfeit cigarettes warned Canada: Whistler ski resort launches total smoking ban Nigeria: President Goodluck Jonathan signs Tobacco […]

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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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