ASH Daily news for 30 April 2015



HEADLINES

  • Election 2015: Ban smoking in parks, UKIP candidate says
  • Guernsey: Deputy wants to make town centre smoke-free
  • Life expectancy increases but gap widens between rich and poor
  • Passenger fined €1,000 after using electronic cigarette in aircraft toilet
  • BAT may have to boost its bid in Brazil
  • Japan Tobacco to buy U.S. electronic brand as operating profit falls

    Election 2015: Ban smoking in parks, UKIP candidate says

    Speaking in a BBC health policy debate UKIP candidate and cancer expert, Prof Angus Dalgleish said that the smoking ban should be extended to public parks.

    UKIP responded by saying a park smoking ban was not party policy and that Prof Dalgleish, who is based at St George’s hospital in London, was giving a personal opinion.

    Source: BBC News, 29 April 2015
    Link: http://bbc.in/1FzpSbU

    Guernsey: Deputy wants to make town centre smoke-free

    Guernsey Deputy Elis Bebb has tabled proposals that could ban smoking outside all public buildings including pubs and restaurants, to effectively create a no-smoking zone in the centre of St Peter Port.

    Source: Guernsey Press, 29 April 2015
    Link: http://bit.ly/1Et9R5m

    Life expectancy increases but gap widens between rich and poor

    A study carried out by researchers from Imperial College London and published in the The Lancet shows that life expectancy is rising faster than thought, and 90 could become the norm in some affluent areas of the country by 2030.

    The study also found that the gap in life expectancy between the sexes has narrowed. Part of this can be attributed to reduced differences in smoking prevalence.

    Source
    The Lancet: The future of life expectancy and life expectancy inequalities in England and Wales: Bayesian spatiotemporal forecasting

    Source: The Guardian, 30 April 2015
    Link: http://bit.ly/1KwflOU

    Passenger fined €1,000 after using electronic cigarette in aircraft toilet

    A plane travelling from London to Florida was forced to divert to Ireland following a dispute after a passenger used an electronic cigarette in the toilet.

    The passenger was fined €1,000.

    Source: Daily Mail, 29 April 2015
    Link: http://dailym.ai/1ETQmGg

    BAT may have to boost its bid in Brazil

    British American Tobacco may be forced to increase its offer to buy out the remaining 25% of Souza Cruz, its Brazilian business, after its offer of £2.2 billion was opposed by some investors.

    Source: The Times, 30 April 2015
    Link: http://thetim.es/1DDWtaI

    Japan Tobacco to buy U.S. electronic brand as operating profit falls

    Japan Tobacco Inc.’s first-quarter operating profit declined 8.4%, as domestic cigarette sales fell and the weakness of the Russian ruble effected earnings.

    The tobacco company has also agreed to buy US electronic cigarettes brand, Logic Technology Development LLC, as it expands in emerging products.

    Source: Bloomberg business, 30 April 2015
    Link: http://bloom.bg/1JU7l9e