ASH Daily News 8 June 2017



  • Lung cancer patient takes on smoking in shopping centre
  • University of Wolverhampton secures funding to assess impact of passive smoking on dementia
  • Massachusetts: Cigarette wholesalers lobbying for tobacco regulations to be applied to cannabis industry

 

Lung cancer patient takes on smoking in shopping centre

A former smoker who was diagnosed with lung cancer nearly two years ago has taken on his local shopping centre over people puffing away where smoking is banned.

Dave Webb, 59, told Royal Victoria Place shopping centre the ‘no smoking’ signs were “totally ignored” at cafe Naked Coffee in Ely Court.

Jo Meakins, concierge advisor, said: “We have reviewed the matter and have put arrangements in place to remove smoking in Ely Court completely.”

Source: Kent Live, 7 June 2017
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University of Wolverhampton secures funding to assess impact of passive smoking on dementia

The University of Wolverhampton has secured funding to carry out research on the impact of passive smoking on dementia.

Professor Ruoling Chen has been awarded a prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship by Horizon 2020, a European Union framework programme for research and innovation.

£153,976 funding has been secured for research into ‘Impacts of Environmental Tobacco Smoke on Incidence and Outcomes of Dementia’.

Source: Care Appointments, 7 June 2017
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Massachusetts: Cigarette wholesalers lobbying for tobacco regulations to be applied to cannabis industry

Recreational marijuana sales will be legal in Massachusetts in the middle of next year, and companies required by law to track, transport and tax cigarettes are pushing for the same federally-mandated, monopoly power over medical marijuana.

“My members are willing to collect all the taxes on behalf of the state and stamp any marijuana product being distributed for sale,” former state representative and executive director of tobacco trade group Northeast Association of Wholesale Distributors Paul Caron told the Boston Globe. “Rather than reinvent the wheel, let’s use the most successful, proven encrypted tax stamp program we have: the one assigned to cigarettes.”

Source: The Daily Caller, 6 June 2017
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