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ASH Daily news for 10 April 2015

HEADLINES Women smokers concerned about weight are less likely to try to quit BHF: Cigarette display ban will ‘help stop children taking up smoking’ Isle of Man tobacco display ban plans heard in Tynwald India: Central Gov. told to enforce rule for bigger pictorial warnings Cambodia: Parliament passes law on tobacco control US: Anti-smoking campaign […]

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ASH Daily News for 09 April 2015

HEADLINES Health experts demand Foreign Office apology over cigarette lobbying ACS calls for more ambitious targets on illicit tobacco New research: Plants are passive smokers too Ireland: Court challenge to plain tobacco packaging starts next week Scotland: Hospitals bring in more staff to tackle smokers Royal Society for Public Health Chief Exec calls for community […]

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ASH Daily news for 08 April 2015

HEADLINES UK accused over cigarette lobbying abroad Shrewsbury shopkeeper may stub out cigarette sales altogether after law change Burton: One in ten of all cigarettes sold is illegal Warning images on cigarette packets ‘raise young adults’ knowledge about harms of smoking’ US: FDA questions evidence for ‘lower-risk’ tobacco product US: CDC targets LGBTs with Tips […]

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ASH Daily News for 07 April 2015

HEADLINES Ban on displaying tobacco in small shops comes into force Support for tobacco tax grows Suffolk: New statistics show smoking in pregnancy remains widespread Leeds: Shisha cafés flouted smoking ban Wales: Smoking ban at hospital catches more staff than patients France: Standardised packaging given the go ahead by French National Assembly Uruguay: Michael Bloomberg […]

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ASH Daily News for 02 April 2015

HEADLINES Australia: Empty packs study shows no increase in illicit trade post standard packaging Tobacco factory fire may have been started by discarded cigarette More over 60’s who smoke, drink or are obese could be offered dementia tests Warwickshire: Hospital to go Smokefree from 2016 France: Paris cracks down on smoking in closed off café […]

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ASH Daily News for 01 April 2015

HEADLINES British American Tobacco: UK High Commissioner faces the music at home, in Pakistan Imperial Tobacco shares fall ahead of key meeting about merger Scotland: NHS goes smokefree Scotland: Children’s charter targets smoking Ireland: 10 million illicit cigarettes seized in Dublin India: Poster girl of India’s campaign against tobacco dies at 28 Survey: cigarette consumption […]

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ASH Daily news for 31 March 2015

HEADLINES Scientists issue call for urgent controls on electronic cigarette sales to children Ireland: Japan Tobacco International challenges standardised package laws Scotland: NHS Lothian rules out wardens to police smoking ban New Zealand: Teenage smoking rate drops below 3% for the first time India: All forms of chewable tobacco banned in Delhi India: Parliamentary Committee […]

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ASH Daily news for 30 March 2015

HEADLINES Call for east Runcorn MP to explain ‘coincidence’ of donation and absence from plain packaging vote Cigarette ban on nurses Nottinghamshire: Consultation on proposals to tackle tobacco harm Guernsey: New laws could restrict the sale of e-cigarettes Lincolnshire: vaping causes false alarms for fire service Girl, 12, poisons classmates with nicotine spray which her […]

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ASH Daily news for 27 March 2015

HEADLINES ASH welcomes new anti-illicit tobacco strategy launched by Government Ipswich: Taxi drivers only offenders breaching smoking ban in Ipswich since introduction London: Smokers warned not to light up in bed after man has lucky escape from fire Lancashire: School neighbours fuming at student smokers Australia: Plain cigarette packs with health warnings may encourage quitting […]

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ASH Daily news for 26 March 2015

HEADLINES Scotland to ban smoking in cars with children Accountancy firm KPMG takes British American Tobacco in hand with auditing brief Blackpool: Shop owner in court after tobacco raids US: the CDC’s anti-Smoking ads now include electronic cigarettes Wales: Children using electronic cigarettes at school says report Parliamentary Questions Scotland to ban smoking in cars […]

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ASH Daily news for 25 March 2015

HEADLINES Illicit tobacco clampdown plan issued by HMRC and Border Force NICE redoubles efforts to reduce harm from alcohol, smoking and physical inactivity Response: ‘4D’ ultrasound shows effects of smoking on unborn babies Retailers urged to guard against cigarette con Derbyshire: High Peak health chiefs sign up to tobacco control statement Northampton: Cab driver fined […]

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ASH Daily news for 24 March 2015

HEADLINES 4D ultrasound study shows harmful effects of smoking on unborn babies Paul Burstow MP: Time to introduce a tobacco manufacturers levy Parental smoking increases risk of future heart disease for children Tobacco investors shrug off Europe’s regulatory moves Electronic cigarettes and Big Tobacco South Staffordshire: Smoking ban for psychiatric patients Cornwall: Parks to go […]

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ASH Daily news for 23 March 2015

HEADLINES Minister accused of hypocrisy after voting to block plain tobacco packaging Cigarette firms attack government’s ‘failing’ tobacco tax policy Northumberland: Smoking grandmother’s fumes led to pet lung cancer death Southport: Six fined after dropping cigarette ends Award for anti-smoking charity inspired by memory of Vogue health editor Global conference declares all tobacco products harmful […]

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ASH Daily news for 20 March 2015

HEADLINES BAT shares hit by Bloomberg anti-smoking fund Guernsey: Tobacco prices set to increase Blackburn Rovers FC trial smoking area outside stadium at half-time Leicester: House fire caused by faulty e-cigarette charger France to introduce plain packaging on cigarettes Tasmania may ban tobacco sale from 2018 World Conference on Tobacco or Health News Parliamentary motions […]

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ASH Daily news for 19 March 2015

HEADLINES Budget 2015: 2% tax rise as expected New global fund to help countries defend tobacco control New Tobacco Atlas details the scale of the tobacco epidemic WHO chief wants tobacco firms pushed ‘out of business’ New research explodes tobacco industry lies about plain packs Parliamentary Questions Budget 2015: 2% tax rise as expected Taxes […]

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