ASH Daily news for 25 August 2015



HEADLINES

  • Millions of lives blighted by smokeless tobacco
  • Jersey: First to ban smoking in cars with under 18s
  • Surrey: Council to spend £900k a year on Stop Smoking Service
  • Cheshire: Pub manager fined over smoking ban
  • 32 ways to quit smoking: Everything from eating nuts to playing Tetris

    Millions of lives blighted by smokeless tobacco

    According to a new study, a quarter of a million deaths per year are caused by smokeless tobacco-based products.

    The authors of the study said that millions more have their lives shortened by ill health due to the effects of smokeless tobacco-based products, such as chewing tobacco, snuff, snus and dissolvable tobacco. The research is the first to assess the global impact of smokeless tobacco consumption on adults.

    The research was led from the University of York with collaborators at Imperial College London, the University of Edinburgh, and elsewhere. The team says that governments and public health bodies need to consider incorporating the regulation of smokeless tobacco into policy frameworks.

    Dr Mohammed Jawad from the School of Public Health at Imperial College London said “We’ve all heard of the dangers of smoking and there has been plenty of research on the health effects of cigarettes. Only now can we start to put numbers on the impact of smokeless tobacco. Products such as chewing tobacco are addictive like cigarettes, because they still deliver nicotine, and they also contain harmful chemicals, just the same.”

    Source: Imperial College London, 24 August 2015
    Link: http://bit.ly/1h9DSjb

    Jersey: First to ban smoking in cars with under 18s

    Smoking in cars with passengers under the age of 18 will be illegal starting from next week in the Channel Island State of Jersey. Jersey will be the first place in the British Isles to make the law change.

    The move follows a public consultation in 2013 seeking the views of Islanders about extending smoke free legislation. The results of the survey demonstrated strong public support for changing the law around smoking in cars with young people.

    Source: ITV News, 24 August 2014
    Link: http://bit.ly/1hDPE6k

    Surrey: Council to spend £900k a year on Stop Smoking Service

    Surrey County Council has decided to spend approximately £900,000 a year on a Stop Smoking Service.

    The decision is part of a major push to reduce the number of Surrey residents who smoke cigarettes, as smoking is ranked as the biggest cause of death in Surrey.

     

    Source: Surrey Mirror, 25 August 2015
    Link: http://bit.ly/1Pw4OF7

    Cheshire: Pub manager fined over smoking ban

    A manager of a pub in Warrington has been fined £400 and ordered to pay costs of £725 after failing to stop people smoking in the Cheshire Cheese pub.

    The manager was found guilty by Warrington Magistrates Court for breaching the smoke free rules under the Health Act 2006.

    CCTV footage from 16 March 2015 revealed the manager smoking behind the bar while serving customers who were sitting at the bar and were also smoking.

    Source: Cheshire Today, 25 August 2015
    Link: http://bit.ly/1NRc7qC

    32 ways to quit smoking: Everything from eating nuts to playing Tetris

    In light of the Public Health England report published last week recommending electronic cigarettes as a stop smoking aid, the Mirror looks at alternative methods to quit smoking including acupuncture, playing Tetris, eating more fruit and holding your breath.

     

     

    Source: The Mirror, 24 August 2015
    Link: http://bit.ly/1JwAkmm