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[UK] Taking down the walls around mental health in construction (PDF)

A fifth of respondents have increased their alcohol and tobacco intake as a stress reliever, increasing the potential for further health risks...with 20% of workers increasing their consumption of tobacco and alcohol, the overall health and well-b
Randstad (uk)
added Sep 22, 2017 12:36
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[UK] 34 per cent of construction workers suffer from mental illness

​”We found that mental illness affects all ages and genders and rather than seek help, one fifth of workers are turning to alcohol and cigarettes to self-medicate and have increased their drinking and smoking as a result of their mental state. This stati
Construction Industry News (uk)
added Sep 22, 2017 12:27
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[UK] Thousands of smokers hit by litter squad in Liverpool

Kingdom litter teams have been directly targeting smokers in Liverpool - with cigarette butt penalties making up over 90% of all tickets handed out. The squads, which have proved controversial in recent months amid claims they have been over-zealous in
Liverpool Daily Post & Echo (uk)
added Sep 22, 2017 12:19
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[India, UK] FUMING Chelsea legend John Terry ‘disgusted’ after Gold Flake use Aston Villa star’s photo on cigarette packaging

JOHN TERRY has hit out at Indian cigarette company Gold Flake for using his image on their packaging. The Chelsea legend shared a snap of their fags onto his Instagram on Thursday morning. John Terry has blasted an Indian cigarette company on Instagram
The Sun (uk)
added Sep 22, 2017 12:14
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Tobacco consumption in Poland halved since '90s: report

The results of the World Health Organisation's study were presented in Warsaw on Wednesday. Poland, alongside other EU states, is at the forefront of introducing policies aimed at curbing tobacco consumption, acclaimed physician Prof. Witold Zatoński sai
Polskie Radio (pl)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:52
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[Europe] Tax trade body warns EU over tobacco track and trace plans

The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA)...is concerned over the implementation of the track and trace and security feature requirements of the EU Tobacco Products Directive. It claimed that the draft legislation gives no guarantee of independence f
Packaging News (uk)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:51
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[Europe] The effects of a rise in cigarette price on cigarette consumption, tobacco taxation revenues, and of smoking-related deaths in 28 EU countries-- applying threshold regression modelling [FREE FULL TEXT]

It is recommended that all EU countries levy higher tobacco taxes to increase cigarette prices, and thus in effect reduce cigarette consumption. The subsequent increase in tobacco tax revenues would be instrumental in covering expenditures related to tob
BioMed Central (uk)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:49
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[Europe] Possible effects of raising tobacco taxes across the EU

Increasing cigarette prices through taxation could reduce cigarette consumption and smoking related deaths...how different EU countries would be affected, and the potential policy implications is Christian Schafferer, author of the article.
BioMed Central (uk)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:47
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[UK-Scotland] NHS Health Scotland: E-cigs 'definitely' less harmful than smoking

NHS Health Scotland said it wanted to "clarify" confusion around the harms and benefits of vaping devices. More than 20 organisations have signed up to the consensus, which was led by NHS Health Scotland.
BBC Online
added Sep 21, 2017 13:46
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[UK] Success rates for people quitting smoking hit record high

Nearly 20% of those who quit in first half of 2017 have been successful, with e-cigarettes becoming most popular method of quitting, say UCL researchers
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 21, 2017 13:45
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