ASH Daily news for 20 January 2016



HEADLINES

  • Quitting smoking made me £7,321.99 richer
  • London: Shop stripped of alcohol licence after illicit cigarettes found on premises
  • Lincolnshire: smoke Free Lincolnshire Alliance wins Best Artistic idea in No Smoking campaign
  • US: University of Massachusetts Boston campus bans smoking
  • Quentin Tarantino confirms there is a cigarette link between film characters
  • Parliamentary Question

    Quitting smoking made me £7,321.99 richer

    Based on Ash Scotland estimates that a smoker smoking twenty a day, spends £2,300 a year on cigarettes, the Mirror speaks to a man who has saved £7321.99 since he quit in October 2013, with the help of the local stop smoking service.

    Source: The Mirror, 18 January 2016
    Link: http://bit.ly/1JXLlPO

    London: Shop stripped of alcohol licence after illicit cigarettes found on premises

    A shop in East London has been stripped of its alcohol licence after thousands of illicit cigarettes were found on its premises.

    Around 22,520 cigarettes with foreign language health warnings concealed in bags were found in a store cupboard at the rear of the premises, along with 11.25 litres of illicit spirits.

    Source: Guardian Series, 19 January 2016
    Link: http://bit.ly/1KqwTuO

    Lincolnshire: smoke Free Lincolnshire Alliance wins Best Artistic idea in No Smoking campaign

    Smoke Free Lincolnshire Alliance has won the Best Artistic Idea in the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) No Smoking Day Campaigner of the Year competition.

    Source: Worksop Guardian, 19 January 2015
    Link: http://bit.ly/1nl2mtC

    US: University of Massachusetts Boston campus bans smoking

    The Boston campus of the University of Massachusetts has banned smoking on site. It has also banned the use of vaporizers and electronic cigarettes from school grounds.

    Source: Daily Mail, 19 January 2015
    Link: http://dailym.ai/1Ub03Dx

    Quentin Tarantino confirms there is a cigarette link between film characters

    Film director Quentin Tarantino has told his fans that all his characters smoke the same fictional brand of cigarettes – Red Apple.

    Source: Metro, 19 January 2016
    Link: http://bit.ly/1Rziior

    Parliamentary Question

    PQ1: Tobacco Levy

    Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East
    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library HM Revenue and Customs’ full workings, including the methodology, modelling and assumptions, which underpinned the figures included in the Tobacco Levy Consultation, published in September 2015, on the tobacco levy yield after behavioural effects.

    Damian Hinds The Exchequer Secretary
    The response to the tobacco levy consultation included the HMRC costing note and the DEFRA review of HMRC’s methodology, alongside consultation responses and the government’s summary. Since the government does not generally publish analysis of polices that do not go ahead, the publishing of these documents goes significantly beyond usual practice. HMRC also publish a methodological paper on tobacco entitled Econometric Analysis of Cigarette Consumption in the UK. This can be found on gov.uk.

    Source: Hansard HC Deb, 19 January 2016, cW
    Link: http://bit.ly/1OFcJ20