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[UK] Campaign launched for 'tobacco-free' NHS by Public Health England

A campaign for a complete ban on smoking in all NHS buildings and grounds has been launched by Public Health England (PHE). PHE said a "tobacco-free NHS" would encourage patients, visitors and staff to give up the habit, along with more support to help
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Feb 27, 2017 12:05
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[UK] NHS 'tobacco free' campaign launched by Public Health England

Only one in 10 hospitals enforces a smoking ban outside health service buildings, and Public Health England (PHE) wants all hospitals to offer help to quit as part of patients' treatment. More than a million smokers are admitted to NHS hospitals every ye
BBC Online
added Feb 27, 2017 12:04
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[UK] NHS seeks ban on smoking in hospital grounds

Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, has written to all hospital and mental health trusts asking them to introduce smoking bans in their grounds. In his letter, Selbie said: “NHS acute, maternity and mental health trusts should imple
Times Of London (uk)
added Feb 27, 2017 12:04
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[UK] Test all pregnant women for smoking, say NHS chiefs

England’s public health chief is urging hospitals to give every pregnant woman a carbon monoxide test to see if they smoke, as part of an NHS-wide drive to persuade patients to kick the habit. Duncan Selbie wants midwives and nurses to routinely screen
The Guardian (uk)
added Feb 27, 2017 12:02
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[UK] Fresh re-launches campaign urging smokers to quit

Fresh has re-launched its Don’t be the 1 campaign, which warns that half of all long-term smokers will die from smoking unless they quit. And officials say smokers who cut back and only have a few cigarettes a day are still at substantial risk. Ailsa Rutt
North Tyneside Today (News Guardian) (uk)
added Feb 27, 2017 12:01
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[Canada, UK] BAN CIGS FOR TEENS Campaigners call for smoking age to be raised from 18 to 21 to protect youngsters

THE smoking age should be raised from 18 to 21 to protect youngsters, campaigners say. Canadian scientists said raising it to 21 would see a quarter less smokers and urged lawmakers to change the rules to reduce related deaths and illnesses.
Scottish Sun (uk)
added Feb 27, 2017 12:00
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[Canada] Recommendations on behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of cigarette smoking among school-aged children and youth (PDF)

This guideline presents evidence-based recommendations on behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of tobacco smoking among children and youth (age 5–18 yr). The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care has not made previous re
Canadian Medical Association Journal (ca)
added Feb 27, 2017 11:57
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[Africa, South Africa] SARS suspends 'last Jedi'

The unit was part of the controversial Project Honey Badger investigation into the illicit tobacco industry that has claimed the heads of senior SARS investigators...the tobacco investigation led to a viscous backlash at SARS against the so-called “rogue
News24 (za)
added Feb 27, 2017 11:55
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Number of shops selling cigarettes at record low

Last year, there were 4,764 retail outlets that sold tobacco, based on the number of licences issued by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). This is the lowest number since 1998, when the Government introduced laws that required all tobacco sellers to b
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 27, 2017 11:51
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[Spain] Smoking ban in public places may help improve health

Researchers have found evidence that a ban on smoking in public places could be an effective measure to reduce exposure to second-hand smoke which has long been associated with negative health effects. "The study findings highlight the impact of smoke-fr
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Feb 27, 2017 11:50
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