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[Ireland, UK] Cigarette firm’s offer is laughable, says Cancer Society

Plans by the tobacco company that makes Marlboro cigarettes to help people to stop smoking are laughable... Donal Buggy, of the Irish Cancer Society, said that it had no intention of engaging with any tobacco company. “It’s laughable that they think they
Times Of London (uk)
added Jan 8, 2018 15:24
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[UK] Smoking ban will be rolled out to Glass Works

A BAN on selling smoking products which has been slapped on market traders will be rolled out across the whole of the £130m Glass Works development. Coun Roy Miller said he wanted families and children to enjoy a smoke-free town and market, and insists
Barnsley Chronicle (uk)
added Jan 8, 2018 15:20

[Australia] Vic Police seize cigarettes, cars and cash

Victoria Police has confiscated cigarettes, luxury cars and $1 million in cash as part of a bust on a Melbourne tobacco ring.
News Interactive Network/News Limited/ (au)
added Jan 12, 2018 04:08

[Italy] Radja Nainggolan dropped from Roma squad for Serie A clash with Atalanta after midfielder posted New Year video of himself smoking and drinking

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 11, 2018 15:57

New Zealand liberalisation faces delays, while bans and taxes continue to spread

Vapers in New Zealand fear that their government is trying to roll back the progress made before the country’s elections last September, as failed tobacco control policies contribute to spiralling crime and nicotine e-liquid remains illegal. Meanwhile Si
Vaping Post (ch)
added Jan 10, 2018 23:50

[Sweden] Smokers more likely to need spinal surgery

Smoking increases the risk of lower back pain that needs to be fixed by spinal surgery, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers focused on a common cause of lower back pain known as lumbar spinal stenosis, which occurs when the spinal canal narrows, puttin
added Jan 10, 2018 23:44

[Japan] Effects of Switching to the Tobacco Heating System 2.2 Menthol, Smoking Abstinence, or Continued Cigarette Smoking on Biomarkers of Exposure: A Randomized, Controlled, Open-Label, Multicenter Study in Sequential Confinement and Ambulatory Settings (Part 1

The menthol Tobacco Heating System 2.2 (mTHS) is a newly developed candidate modified-risk tobacco product intended to reduce exposure to the harmful and potentially harmful constituents...The results provide evidence that switching to mTHS reduces real
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 9, 2018 03:17

[UK] How to save the NHS: experts offer their big ideas

Investing in population health and preventing disease is highly cost-effective – by reducing future demand on NHS services, preventive measures have the potential to save the NHS billions of pounds. The ban on smoking in public places is just one example
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 8, 2018 15:22

[UK] 10,000 smokers quit in Brighton and Hove in four years

And with smoking blamed for hundreds of deaths a year locally and even more hospital admissions, people who still smoke are being encouraged to quit. Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Made a new year resolution to give up smoking? There’s lots of su
Brighton and Hove News (uk)
added Jan 8, 2018 15:17

[Greece] FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE The New Greek Oligarchy

The strange saga of a Greek-Russian tobacco tycoon shows how crisis-era Greece has regressed into a post-Soviet-style oligarchy....Savvidis...his biding occupation was always Donskoy, which he succeeded in overhauling into the largest cigarette producer
The American Interest
added Jan 5, 2018 21:16
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