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[UK] Firefighters urge smokers to give up the habit for a month

Crews are throwing their support behind the national ‘Stoptober’ challenge with the aim of reducing the number of smoking-related fires. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has joined forces with local organisations to form the Smokefree West Sussex Par
Portsmouth News (uk)
added Sep 22, 2014 13:04
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[UK] Shop-owner is spared prison after fags raid

An Ashfield shop was raided by Trading Standards officers for selling counterfeit cigarettes following tip-offs from customers. Nottinghamshire Trading Standards raided Andrews News and Booze, in Low Street, Sutton, last November, and confiscated hundre
Mansfield Chad (uk)
added Sep 22, 2014 13:04
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[UK] Islington Council to pilot voluntary smokefree playground scheme

Parents should take it upon themselves to make the borough’s playgrounds smokefree, the town hall has said. Under a new initiative designed to protect children from second-hand smoke, the council are setting up pilot smokefree zones at Fortune Street Ga
Islington Gazette (uk)
added Sep 22, 2014 13:04
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[Canada] Historic Quebec lawsuit against cigarette makers back in court

Closing arguments today in $17.8B class action involving 1 million Quebec smokers
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 22, 2014 12:56
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[UK] E-cigarettes give smoking a Hollywood comeback ($$)

SmokeStik, has also paid for its brand to be displayed during a scene at a convenience store, in a piece of product placement that was banned for traditional cigarettes almost two decades ago. The deal was criticised by public health campaigners, who say
Times Of London (uk)
added Sep 22, 2014 10:23
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[UK] Jovovich film gets $1m to puff ecigarettes ($$)

Milla Jovovich pulls out all the stops in her forthcoming film Cymbeline. The Ukrainian-born star, 38, glowers sexily, she plots murder and, most dastardly of all, she chews the scenery while vaping an electronic cigarette. SmokeStik, a Canadian manufact
Times Of London (uk)
added Sep 22, 2014 10:21
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Study of smoking cancer patients fuels e-cigarette debate

The fierce debate over whether e-cigarettes can help people quit smoking took another twist on Monday as a research paper on their use by cancer patients was criticized as flawed.
Reuters
added Sep 22, 2014 10:18
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E-cigarettes 'DON'T help cancer patients stop smoking because they become more nicotine dependent'

Study found a three-fold increase in e-cigarette use over a single year alone / E-cigarette users joining stop-smoking programmes were more addicted / And findings show they are barely more likely to quit than normal smokers
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 22, 2014 10:16
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[UK] Avoiding 40% of the premature deaths in each country, 2010—30: review of national mortality trends to help quantify the UN Sustainable Development Goal for health [FREE FULL TEXT]

The most important was 30% reduction in smoking, which in 2010 caused about a quarter of all cancer deaths in Europe and America (plus even more deaths from other diseases), and is already a major cause of death in China, India, and elsewhere in Asia. For
The Lancet (uk)
added Sep 22, 2014 10:14
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Premature deaths could be reduced by 40 percent over next 20 years, according to the Lancet

"The most important cause of non-communicable disease is tobacco use..."WHO is calling for a 30% reduction in smoking by 2025, and in many countries major increases in excise taxes that double the price of cigarettes are still possible. Such an increase
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Sep 22, 2014 10:12
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