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[UK-Scotland] Smoking in cars with children ban bid gains ground

SMOKING in private cars in which children are travelling could be outlawed in Scotland within the next 18 months, under reforms lodged at Holyrood by an MSP.
The Scotsman (uk)
added Dec 18, 2014 08:42
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[UK-Scotland] MSP Jim Hume launches child car smoking ban bill

A South of Scotland MSP has formally launched a bill at Holyrood to prevent smoking in cars with children in them. Lib Dem Jim Hume says it would give youngsters the "healthiest start in life". He lodged draft proposals for a bill in May last year calli
BBC Online
added Dec 18, 2014 08:41
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[UK] For or against: experts give their views on smoking in cars with children

The legislation, which is expected to be passed in December, would apply to anyone smoking in the same vehicle as a child - regardless of whether they’re the parent or driver. With a potential fine of £100 for offenders, we spoke to those on both sides
(Dundee) Evening Telegraph (uk)
added Dec 18, 2014 08:40
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[UK] E-cigarette sales hit a wall in grocery stores

Sales of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) through traditional stores - including convenience and CTNs - are flatlining as adult vapers switch to buying online and through the UK’s growing number of specialist e-cig stores.
Convenience Store (uk)
added Dec 18, 2014 08:35
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[UK] Outcasts! E-cig smokers left out in the cold as more venues ban the devices

More and more venues across the region are now banning the devices which are widely-seen as an essential aid for those wanting to kick tobacco. ‘Vaping’ is outlawed at Old Trafford and The Etihad, on trams and Metrolink stops, trains and train statio
Manchester Evening News (uk)
added Dec 18, 2014 08:34
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France seeks to stamp out first e-joint

France sought to stamp out a new electronic cigarette containing cannabis, launched Tuesday with the claim it provides all of the relaxation but none of the mind-altering effects of marijuana.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Dec 18, 2014 08:29
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[France] Legal 'E-spliff' helps relieve pain of MS and cancer patients - without the cannabis high

Legal 'electronic joint' developed to help ailments eased by cannabis It will help calm, relax and ease people's pain, but will not give a 'high'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 18, 2014 08:28
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[UK] E-cigarettes DO help people quit smoking: Review finds there are 'no serious adverse effects from short to medium term use'

* Controversy rages over whether devices are beneficial with some claiming they 're-normalise' smoking, especially in young people * But Cochrane review found no serious adverse effects from short to medium use when looking at two trials
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 18, 2014 07:19
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[Singapore] ST's Mind Your Body casts spotlight on health care

BAN ON SHISHA What: A ban imposed on the import, distribution and sale of shisha... When: Nov 28, although existing licensed tobacco importers and retailers who import or sell shisha tobacco will be allowed to continue importing and selling it until J
Straits Times (sg)
added Dec 18, 2014 07:13
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[UK] Government launches consultation on sale of e-cigs to under-18s

consultation proposes to stop the sale of nicotine inhaling products, including e-cigarettes, nicotine refill cartridges and nicotine liquids, to under-18s and would also make it an offence for an adult to buy e-cigarettes for a child.
The Grocer (uk)
added Dec 18, 2014 07:08
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