ASH Daily news for 30 November 2015



HEADLINES

  • BBC engineer loses his life after drinking e-cigarette liquid and alcohol
  • Hull: ‘Use e-cigarettes to stop smoking’ – health chiefs back ‘game changing’ technology
  • Nottingham: Five smokers hit by £1,000 litter penalty
  • US: Waitress shot dead after asking customer not to smoke
  • India: Anti-tobacco group presents people’s manifesto ahead of polls

    BBC engineer loses his life after drinking e-cigarette liquid and alcohol

    A BBC TV contractor was found dead in his living room after drinking a mix of alcohol and the liquid used in electronic cigarettes.

    He was found by his girlfriend at his flat in next to remnants of fluid used in electronic cigarettes and empty cans of cider.

    Recording a verdict of suicide, Buckinghamshire Coroner said it was the first time he had heard of someone ‘dying directly from this’ in the county.

    Source: Daily Mail, 27th November 2015
    Link: http://dailym.ai/1llxsjh

    Hull: ‘Use e-cigarettes to stop smoking’ – health chiefs back ‘game changing’ technology

    Hull’s public health team is backing electronic cigarettes as a way of reducing the harm caused by smoking.

    Tim Fielding, city manager for health and wellbeing, said Hull City Council’s public health department shared Public Health England’s conclusion that electronic cigarettes were significantly less harmful than tobacco and have the potential to help smokers quit.

    With Hull having the highest rate of adult smokers in England, Mr Fielding described the finding for e-cigarettes as “an absolute game-changer in public health”, but maintained that stopping smoking completely is the best approach to reduce harm.

    Source: Hull Daily Mail, 27th November 2015
    Link: http://bit.ly/1MZ8tJQ

    Nottingham: Five smokers hit by £1,000 litter penalty

    Smokers were landed with legal bills of more than £1,000 after ignoring £50 litter tickets and thinking their cases would drift away.

    The five had all been spotted dropping cigarette ends and were handed fixed-penalty notices by neighbourhood wardens from Gedling Borough Council.

    But they failed to pay their fines and ignored further notices, which resulted in an approximately £1000 penalty fine.

    Source: Nottingham Post, 28th November 2015
    Link: http://bit.ly/1YCM4Jv

    US: Waitress shot dead after asking customer not to smoke

    A waitress in Mississippi was shot dead whilst working her shift at Waffle House after asking a man not to smoke in the restaurant.

    The man was charged with first degree murder.

    Source: Metro, 29th November 2015
    Link: http://bit.ly/21ohshl

    India: Anti-tobacco group presents people’s manifesto ahead of polls

    The Tamil Nadu People’s Forum for Tobacco Control has developed a people’s manifesto ahead of the upcoming elections in the State stressing that candidates must declare that they ‘do not and will not receive any funds from tobacco industry either directly or indirectly.’

    The manifesto will be presented to all political parties.

    Source: The Hindu, 28th November 2015
    Link: http://bit.ly/1PVFmNc