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[UK] SMOKING BAN: Derbyshire drivers and passengers face fines if they light up in cars with under-18s

Derbyshire drivers and passengers are being warned they will soon be breaking the law if they smoke in a vehicle carrying a person under 18. From October 1, they face fixed penalty fines of £50 – with drivers at risk of being fined twice if they have fa
Buxton Advertiser (uk)
added Aug 29, 2015 10:36
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[Europe] Cover Up? TTIP Negotiators Outed for Secret Talks With Big Tobacco About [Redacted]

European Union officials face charges of evasion and cover up after concealing basic information about their negotiations with tobacco companies over a pair of pending "trade" deals, including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), in
Common Dreams
added Aug 28, 2015 20:09
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[UK] NEW LAW ON SMOKING IN CARS ‘DOESN'T GO FAR ENOUGH’

A UK-based car leasing company is warning that the new law on smoking in cars carrying children doesn’t go far enough... Flexed.co.uk is calling for a blanket ban on in-car smoking, which it calls one of the greatest safety risks on the road today. It be
Fire Risk Management (uk)
added Aug 28, 2015 17:11
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Health bosses refuse UKIP request to allow patients to use e-cigarettes

The party’s Lancashire vice-chairman James Barker has written to the chairmen of health trusts covering hospitals in Nelson, Burnley, Blackburn, Accrington, Clitheroe, and Chorley to query their policy on e-cigarettes.
Lancashire Evening Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 28, 2015 12:09
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[Europe] Redact this / Transparency advocates accuse Commission of hiding information.

“these documents simultaneously reveal nothing and everything about the Commission’s dealings with the tobacco industry — especially worrying in the context of the ongoing TTIP talks.” A spokesman from British America Tobacco said the company is committe
Politico
added Aug 28, 2015 10:56
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[UK] U.K. Government Agency’s E-Cigarettes Report Based on ‘Flimsy’ Evidence, the Lancet Says

However, Public Health England failed to disclose that this study used no “hard evidence” to reach its conclusion... Public Health England has defended its report. Kevin Fenton, director of health and well-being at the agency, said the expert panel had l
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Aug 28, 2015 10:03
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[UK] Your Body Immediately After Vaping an E-Cigarette

So here’s what we know so far about how e-cigarettes may affect your body: Mouth Users have complained of cotton mouth, scratchy throat, and coughing. It’s unclear why this happens to some people other than due to hydration issues.
Yahoo!
added Aug 28, 2015 10:01
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[UK] VIDEO: The great vape debate

Today we meet Deborah Arnott from ASH (Action on Smoking & Health) who is pro vaping, and journalist Kelly Rose Bradford who in contrast strongly believes that e-cigarettes should be banned in public places. Dr Dawn is also on hand with her medical opin
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Aug 28, 2015 09:57
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[UK, UK-Wales] VIDEO: E-Cigarettes: Another Puff / The Report

In Wales, the principality's government plans to ban their use in public places and hopes that a new law will be passed within the next 12 months. Wesley Stephenson asks why the two governments have such different approaches, and who's right?
BBC Online
added Aug 28, 2015 09:56
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[UK] ASH comment on Lancet editorial on e-cigarettes

Whether the reduction in risk is 95% or slightly less (or slightly more) is not the key point. What is of much greater concern to ASH (as shown by the YouGov smokefree Britain polls for ASH) is that a growing number of smokers are failing to understand th
ASH London (uk)
added Aug 28, 2015 09:54
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