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[UK] Smokers could be stopped from lighting up at Sheffield's bus and tram stops

the council confirmed it was looking at introducing smoke-free shelters across the city. This comes as part of the council's Smoke-free Sheffield work, through which the local authority says it hopes to 'protect children from the effects of second hand sm
Yorkshire Post (uk)
added Aug 2, 2018 15:11
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[UK] Smoking rates declining in Southwark

Southwark’s labourers, cleaners and hospitality staff appear to be quitting smoking for e-cigarettes and vaping, according to statistics. The percentage of smokers in routine and manual occupations has dropped from more than 25 per cent in 2015, to 18.5
News Shopper (uk)
added Aug 2, 2018 15:09
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[UK] Stop smoking - what happens to your body when you quit cigarettes? Timeline revealed

“After 20 minutes, pulse rate returns to normal,” said the NHS. “After eight hours, nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in blood reduce by more than half, and oxygen levels return to normal. Carbon monoxide is a chemical that’s found in cigarettes. It
Daily Express (uk)
added Aug 2, 2018 15:05
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[Estonia] Counterfeit, contraband cigarette volumes down 21% in 2017

The volume of counterfeit and contraband cigarettes in Estonia decreased 21% in 2017, while legal cross-border trade has increased 35% on year, it appears from a study conducted by KPMG for the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Stu
Estonian Public Broadcasting [Eesti Rahvusringhääling] (ee)
added Aug 2, 2018 00:48
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Plain packaging: legislative differences in Australia, France, the UK, New Zealand and Norway, and options for strengthening regulations

While plain packaging represents a milestone in tobacco-control policy, future legislation need not simply reflect the past but could set new benchmarks to maximise the potential benefits of this policy.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 2, 2018 00:32
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[Africa, South Africa] VEGTER: Tobacco Bill unjustified by government’s own impact assessment

The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill (‘Tobacco Bill’), which is open for comment until 9 August 2018, imposes draconian new rules and restrictions on the sale and use of tobacco products, and controversially places electro
Daily Maverick (za)
added Aug 7, 2018 16:45
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[UK, USA] Could smoking be BANNED in council houses? New law may see sparking up at home OUTLAWED

Simon Clark, director of the smoker support charity Forest, said the group is monitoring what is happening very closely, warning there could be dire consequences if similar laws were introduced over here. He told Daily Star Online: “New York was the fir
Daily Star (uk)
added Aug 2, 2018 18:33
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[UK] Understanding employment laws around e-cigarettes

In practice, businesses can actually decide whether or not they allow e-cigarettesand vaping in the office. There are reasons for allowing it – such as the way it can help people replace smoking and keep them in the office for longer, rather than go out
Business Matters (uk)
added Aug 1, 2018 15:40
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[UK] Dalston off-licence accused of selling smuggled tobacco – and alcohol to a minor

A Dalston off-licence is facing an uncertain future after an unannounced visit by the authorities uncovered a stash of illicit tobacco. Following an anonymous tip-off, Hackney Trading Standards visited Kingsland Wine on 5 December 2017 in a joint operat
Hackney Citizen (uk)
added Aug 1, 2018 15:34
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Productivity burden of smoking in Australia: a life table modelling study [FREE FULL TEXT]

This study highlights the potential health and productivity gains that may be achieved from further tobacco control measures in Australia via application of PALYs, which are a novel, and readily estimable, measure of the impact of health and health risk
Tobacco Control
added Jul 31, 2018 22:33
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