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ASH Daily News for 18 May 2020

UK The health benefits associated with Coronavirus lockdown Update on Smoking, Asthma and COVID-19 Wales: Doctors plan to study nicotine patches as potential coronavirus treatment Oxfordshire’s plan to go smokefree approved International BAT says potential COVID-19 vaccine using tobacco leaves ready for human trials Parliamentary Activity Parliamentary questions UK The health benefits associated with Coronavirus […]

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ASH Daily News for 15 May 2020

UK Coronavirus: Children more at risk of secondhand smoke in lockdown Coronavirus: “big tobacco” sees an opportunity in the pandemic Prime Minister to tackle obesity as evidence suggests links to COVID-19 progression NHS England: Quarter of COVID-19 patients who died in hospitals had diabetes International Ireland: Doctors warn pub outdoor areas should be non-smoking zones […]

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ASH Daily News for 14 May 2020

UK Councils in England fear they will have to make cuts of 20% Retailers face challenges in last week of sale for menthol cigarettes International How that rumour that “smokers can’t get COVID-19” started France: 27% of French smokers smoked more during Covid-19 lockdown New Zealand: Tobacco control group welcome tobacco tax stagnation in 2020 […]

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ASH Daily News for 13 May 2020

UK Smokers and people with COPD at greater risk of dying from Coronavirus Cornwall: Sign up now for support to stop smoking and make immediate improvements to health International USA: Minnesota House approves bill to raise age for buying tobacco to age 21 Parliamentary Activity Parliamentary questions UK Smokers and people with COPD at greater […]

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ASH Daily News for 12 May 2020

UK Survey by online retailer Vape Club finds almost half a million smokers say they will quit as a result of the menthol ban Smoking cessation 4: Young people International WHO dismisses claims that ‘smoking reduces risk of COVID-19’ and urges smokers to quit Study: Smoking prevalence is low in symptomatic patients admitted for COVID-19 […]

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ASH Daily News for 11 May 2020

UK Brits with severe asthma and diabetes at higher risk of dying from COVID-19 says recent study Royal College of Physicians research update on relationship between smoking status and COVID-19 MP writes to Health Secretary in call for new smoking restrictions for beer gardens Bradford health professionals urge smokers to quit for Covid-19 Salford: More […]

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ASH Daily News for 7 May 2020

UK Ban on flavoured tobacco coming into effect this month International Cyprus: Government health expert advises that smoking does not protect against coronavirus Parliamentary Activity Lords debate: Income Equality and Sustainability UK Ban on flavoured tobacco coming into effect this month New smoking laws will see certain types of cigarettes banned in the UK from […]

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ASH Daily News for 6 May 2020

UK Greater Manchester doctor urges smokers to ‘Quit for Covid’ International BAT drops plan to sue South Africa over cigarette-sales ban Study: Cost-benefit analysis of funding a smoking cessation program before surgery E-cigarette maker Juul to move headquarters from San Francisco to Washington DC Documentary claims WHO influenced by tobacco industry during late twentieth century […]

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ASH Daily News for 5 May 2020

UK Thousands of people in the North-East have quit smoking or tried to because of Covid-19 Yorkshire: Surge in motivation to quit smoking Liverpool: Coronavirus death rate nearly twice the national average due to widespread respiratory conditions PHE to review how ethnicity affects vulnerability to coronavirus Robert West: BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast UK Thousands […]

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ASH Daily News for 4 May 2020

UK More than 300,000 UK smokers may have quit owing to COVID-19 fears COVID-19 crisis sparks new call in Scotland for minimum pricing for tobacco Elderly smoker quits 30-a-day habit after more than six decades International US: Older vapers are turning back to cigarettes, Marlboro maker says UK More than 300,000 UK smokers may have […]

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ASH Daily News for 1 May 2020

UK Dr Miriam Stoppard: Hopes for a cigarette-free England by the year 2030 Patients ‘allowed to smoke on ward’ as NHS trust apologises for policy breaches International US: Marlboro maker Altria tops sales targets but rescinds share buyback Links of the week ASH letter to BAT at its 2020 AGM Timeline: British American Tobacco (BAT)’s […]

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ASH Daily News for 30 April 2020

UK North Yorkshire smokers told there’s never been a better time to quit International South African tobacco ban revives Minister’s two-decade campaign BAT sticks to earnings forecast, flags first signs of sales weakness UK North Yorkshire smokers told there’s never been a better time to quit Dr Lincoln Sargeant, Director of Public Health for North […]

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ASH Daily News for 29 April 2020

UK Inside Health: The Virus New smoking laws will see certain varieties banned in UK from next month International USA: Imperial bids to avoid Blu going up in smoke USA: Study claims vaping damages arteries and blood vessels UK Inside Health: The Virus “It’s well established that the best thing smokers can do for their […]

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ASH Daily News for 28 April 2020

UK Imperial Brands sells premium cigar business for £1bn International US: Henry Geller, who helped rid TV of cigarette ads, dies at 96 India: Cigarette sales may see steepest dip in 20 years due to lockdown and price rise UK Imperial Brands sells premium cigar business for £1bn Imperial Brands, formerly known as Imperial Tobacco, […]

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ASH Daily News for 27 April 2020

UK South East smokers urged to consider impact of secondhand smoking in lockdown International France limits nicotine sales after coronavirus study Zimbabwe: Tobacco workers’ union calls for postponement of 2020 market opening until lockdown ends UK South East smokers urged to consider impact of secondhand smoking in lockdown Smokers in Surrey and Hampshire are being […]

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