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[UK] Ecigarette makers target luxury market ($$)

At a small manufacturing plant in Walton-on-Thames on the outskirts of London, Andrew Korn makes luxury ecigarettes for the discerning user.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 19:54
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[Singapore] PM Lee attends Nee Soon South constituency event on smoking zones

Singapore is studying more ways to discourage people from smoking, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Sunday at a community event marking the set up of "designated smoking points" ... "We have been studying what the Australians are doing and I think w
Straits Times (sg)
added Jan 25, 2015 19:53
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[UK] Some e-cigarettes may release more cancer causing chemicals than regular tobacco, study suggests

Certain electronic cigarettes used at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical / However the research, done in test tubes, does not prove a health risk / Also does not mean e-cigarettes are better o
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 19:49
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[UK] MPs courted by tobacco firms criticise move towards plain packaging

Six of the 15 MPs who have registered a financial interest related to a tobacco company have spoken out against proposal
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 19:47
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Plain cigarette packaging: pro-smoking groups and Ukip condemn move

Pro-smoking groups, Ukip and libertarian MPs have all condemned the government’s surprise decision to bring forward a law on plain cigarette packaging before the general election.
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 19:44
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Farage is wrong on cigarette packaging law says Harborough UKIP candidate

However Clive Langley, who is standing in the General Election in Harborough, said: “Nigel’s just wrong on this. We should be doing everything we can to make cigarettes as expensive and as unfashionable as possible.”
Leicester Mercury (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 19:11
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Cancer Research UK welcomes Government action on standardised cig packs with voter support at a high of nearly three quarters

“We applaud the Government for taking this big step towards getting plain, standardised cigarette packs on the shelves and protecting children from tobacco marketing." - Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research Campaign (UK)
added Jan 25, 2015 18:30
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[Australia, UK] Packaging law 'changes attitudes'

Health experts in the first country to introduce plain packaging have welcomed the decision to have a Commons vote on enforcing it in the UK but warned of "ferocious" opposition from the tobacco industry.
Press Association (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 18:28
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[Australia, UK] HATCHARD: MPs vote on plain packaging signals industry defeat – but there may be a sting in the tale

The decision to allow a parliamentary vote before the election is hugely important. Despite broad cross-party support for the measure, there would inevitably have been a significant delay before standardised packaging made it back on to the parliamentary
The Conversation (au)
added Jan 25, 2015 18:27
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[UK, UK-Wales] Branded cigarette packets could be outlawed in Wales next year and replaced with plain packets and large warnings

A law introducing plain cigarette packaging in England and Wales could come into force in 2016, it has been confirmed. The UK Government says it would offer MPs a free vote before May’s general election on the measure, which doctors claim could save thou
WalesOnline (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 18:24
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