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ASH Daily News for 30 March 2020

UK Coronavirus: Stay fit to fight the virus, say medics Opinion: Tobacco stocks should be doing better out of enforced isolation International Greece: Big Tobacco is donating ventilators for coronavirus UK Coronavirus: Stay fit to fight the virus, say medics Medical professionals have recommended that people should prepare to fight coronavirus, like they would prepare […]

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ASH Daily News for 27 March 2020

UK Quit for Covid International US: Analysts say big tobacco is ‘recession proof’ Link of the Week Health Foundation: Public health and COVID-19 virtual hackathon UK Quit for Covid As the government highlights the risks to smokers from Covid-19, health professionals have joined forces in calling on smokers to #QuitforCovid. “It is abundantly clear from […]

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ASH Daily News for 25 March 2020

UK BMJ Blog: Risky smoking practices and the coronavirus: A deadly mix for our most vulnerable smokers BMJ Blog: Can we improve the NHS’s ability to tackle covid-19 through emergency public health interventions? Coronavirus: Vape shops ordered to close International India: Uttar Pradesh considers banning oral tobacco amid coronavirus outbreak   UK BMJ Blog: Risky […]

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ASH Daily News for 24 March 2020

International Smokers appear to be at higher risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms Coronavirus will not spread in vape clouds unless the e-cigarette user coughs when they exhale, scientists claim Johan Cruyff in numbers Parliamentary Activity Parliamentary questions International Smokers appear to be at higher risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms A leading expert has warned that […]

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ASH Daily News for 20 March 2020

UK Covid-19: The role of smoking cessation during respiratory virus epidemics UKVIA urges government to keep vape shops open during coronavirus crisis Record number of people in Worcester hospitalised due to smoking International FDA suspends U.S. vape shop inspections as coronavirus spreads Parliamentary Activity Parliamentary questions Link of the Week: #QuitForCovid UK Covid-19: The role […]

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ASH Daily News for 19 March 2020

UK Wales: Smokers urged to quit now ‘more than ever’ or face greater risk from coronavirus Tobacco cash behind cannabis research in Oxford International Pakistan’s Big Tobacco Problem   UK Wales: Smokers urged to quit now ‘more than ever’ or face greater risk from coronavirus People who smoke are more likely than non-smokers to develop […]

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ASH Daily News for 18 March 2020

UK Public health gets above inflation rise but cuts ‘hit coronavirus capacity’ London gang jailed after 23 million illegal cigarettes discovered at rented industrial units International US: Cigarette packs and ads to include graphic warnings starting next year, FDA says Tobaccopoli: The Secret Battle to Control Italy’s Cigarette Market   UK Public health gets above […]

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ASH Daily News for 17 March 2020

UK British American Tobacco circumventing ad ban, experts say Smoking increases risk from coronavirus – doctor shares tips to help you quit Smoking cessation 2: supporting older people to quit International European governments keeping tobacco kiosks open during coronavirus lockdown USA: Actress Patricia Arquette, 51, is on ‘day three’ of quitting smoking in efforts to […]

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ASH Daily News for 16 March 2020

UK Welsh MPs received donations from tobacco industry International The EU’s Track & Trace Smokescreen UAE: Shisha damaging to smokers’ health, research finds UK Welsh MP’s received donations from tobacco industry Two Welsh MPs who vocally opposed plain packaging and voted against several tobacco control measures received donations from the tobacco industry, according to Wales […]

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ASH Daily News for 13 March 2020

UK Scotland: Comment: Dr Punam Krishan – More now than ever it’s vital for smokers to quit Bolton store owner gets four-figure fine after illegal tobacco find Parliamentary Activity Parliamentary Questions Link of the week Chancellor increases taxes on cigarettes but more needed to achieve Government ambition of a Smokefree 2030 UK Scotland: Comment: Dr […]

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ASH Daily News for 12 March 2020

UK Tobacco tax increase: what the Budget 2020 changes mean for cigarettes prices in the UK Researchers evaluate free vape kit programme for smoking cessation ‘Smokefree’ Oxfordshire strategy launched on No Smoking Day Opinion: ‘Smoking has always been my crutch for anxiety – it’s time for a mindset shift’ Parliamentary Activity Prime Minister’s Questions UK […]

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ASH Daily News for 11 March 2020

UK Study: Young vapers more likely to try cigarettes, research suggests Unlikely any school in Wales doesn’t have a ‘supply of illegal tobacco close to it’ West Sussex new ‘Don’t snooze and smoke’ campaign launched Opinion: Getting strategic about tackling the world’s leading cause of preventable death International USA: Many smokers quit before weight-loss surgery […]

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ASH Daily News for 10 March 2020

UK Opinion: How we can add five more healthy years to average life expectancy Tobacco control campaigner says give quitting a chance Multi-million-pound plan to tackle obesity and smoking in Sheffield Parliamentary Activity Early Day Motion: No Smoking Day Parliamentary questions   UK Opinion: How we can add five more healthy years to average life […]

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ASH Daily News for 9 March 2020

UK Government commits to protect public health policy from tobacco industry interference Coronavirus: Advice for people who smoke Illegal product raids in Calderdale see 9,500 cigarettes seized by trading standards UK Government commits to protect public health policy from tobacco industry interference The Government is committed to protect public health policy from the interference of […]

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ASH Daily News for 6 March 2020

UK CMO recommends smokers quit to reduce coronavirus risk Parliamentary activity MPs debate WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Parliamentary questions Links of the week PHE e-cigarette evidence review No Smoking Day resources UK CMO recommends smokers quit to reduce coronavirus risk Yesterday (5 March) the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Professor Chris Whitty, told MPs […]

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