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[UK-Scotland] How Edinburgh University doctor Judith Mackay took on the tobacco industry in Asia

Now, for the first time the Hong Kong-based campaigner has revealed the full extent of the threats she faced in her career, during which she was branded as the most dangerous woman in the world by the international tobacco industry. She told the Sunday
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 16:14
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[UK-Scotland] Doctors leaders call on blanket ban, as new laws are introduced making smoking in cars with children illegal

Dr Peter Bennie, BMA Scotland Chair, said: "The ban on smoking in cars with children is an important first step and we welcome this move to protect our most vulnerable. "Doctors witness first-hand the devastating effects of smoking-related harms on the
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 16:12
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[UK-Scotland] EDITORIAL: Anti-smoking legislation needs to maintain public support

. Extending a law which has gained public compliance and support would be likely to prove more acceptable. Doctors and health authorities in the meantime should continue their valuable work in informing the public of the dangers of passive smoking and bui
The Scotsman (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 16:10
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[UK] Call for Government to publish tobacco plan

Calls from a group of MPs for the Government to publish its promised new Tobacco Control Plan without further delay have been welcomed by campaign group Fresh. The Government committed to a new plan after the previous one expired in December 2015 and to p
North Tyneside Today (News Guardian) (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 16:08
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[Asia-pacific, Indonesia] Tobacco firms told to go all-out in campaign against underage smoking

“If tobacco companies truly want to keep cigarettes out of our children’s hands, they needs to stop advertising near schools and targeting Indonesian children with advertisements that promote tobacco use,” Lentera Anak Foundation chair Lisda Sundari said
Jakarta Post (id)
added Dec 5, 2016 16:07
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[UK] Illicit cigarettes 'easy to obtain' in Bradford, say undercover investigators

A test purchasing team, led by Will O'Reilly, a former Scotland Yard detective chief inspector, bought 37 lots of illicit products during a two-day visit to the city. Mr O'Reilly has been conducting research for cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris Inte
Bradford Telegraph and Argus (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 15:50
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco Burns: INTERVIEW

It is a critical time for us. An exponential growth in undocumented cigarette trade is weighing down on the legitimate players and government. The pressure is mounting by every passing day. The PTC and Philip Morris Pakistan are the only lawful cigarette
The News (pk)
added Dec 5, 2016 02:40
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[UK-Scotland] Smoking ban in cars with child passengers starts today ($$)

Peter Bennie, chairman of BMA Scotland, urged the government to ban smoking in cars completely, though he accepted that the new law would protect “our most vulnerable”. Dr Bennie said: “Children are still developing physically and, as a result, are more
Times Of London (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 02:38
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[UK-Scotland] EDITORIAL: Help and punishment on road to smoke-free nation

A ban in public spaces on its own can also never really tackle the fundamental problem with smoking, which is one of addiction, so before we chase smokers out of every public, and private, space, we need to offer them more help to give up or move to safe
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 02:37
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[UK-Scotland] Children protected from second-hand smoke in cars as new ban comes into force

The Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Act 2016 was introduced by the then Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume and was passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament last December. Hume, who lost his list seat in the South of Scotland
TheNational.scot (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 02:36
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