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[UK] 40,000 healthcare professionals trained to help smokers quit

Public Health England (PHE) today (3 November 2017) confirmed that nearly 40,000 healthcare professionals have been trained to offer quit smoking advice as part of a drive to make the NHS smoke-free by 2019. An event today in Birmingham, held by PHE, wil
Wired-GOV (uk)
added Nov 6, 2017 15:38
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[UK-Scotland] Relationship between trying an electronic cigarette and subsequent cigarette experimentation in Scottish adolescents: a cohort study

Young never smokers are more likely to experiment with cigarettes if they have tried an e-cigarette. Causality cannot be inferred, but continued close monitoring of e-cigarette use in young people is warranted.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 3, 2017 23:02
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[Asia, Pakistan] Comeback for tobacco titans

For at least four successive quarters until 2QCY17, the gross turnover of both PAKT and PMPK saw massive slump on a year-on-year basis. The two companies attributed the gloom and doom to the duty-non-paid (DNP) brands, which were manufactured locally by
Business Recorder (pk)
added Nov 3, 2017 17:37
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[Netherlands] Over sick of smoking Wat zegt de praktijk

We believe that the TI should not be able to get off with a guilty verdict in which civil liability is determined, but that the TI must –eventually- be confronted with the verdict of a criminal judge who determines that the TI has committed a criminal off
Sick of Smoking (nl)
added Nov 3, 2017 17:33
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[UK] All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for E-Cigarettes

As of 2 May 2017, the APPG’s Secretariat was the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVAI).[3] At this time UKVAI’s membership consisted of small independent e-cigarette manufactures and four tobacco manufacturers: Japan Tobacco International (JTI), Fontem
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Nov 7, 2017 23:22
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[Netherlands] Smokers bring case against the tobacco industry / Attempted murder, manslaughter, grievous bodily harm and falsification of documents

filed charges with the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office... The tobacco manufacturers are accused of attempted murder and manslaughter and/or premeditated attempts to cause grievous bodily harm and/or premeditated attempts to cause damage to health.
Stichting Rookpreventie Jeugd [Youth Smoking Prevention) (nl)
added Nov 3, 2017 18:01
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[Spain] Several health organizations have adopted the 5A’s brief intervention model (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, Arrange...Factors associated with implementation of the 5A’s smoking cessation model [FREE FULL TEXT]

clinical healthcare workers do not perform the 5A’s completely. The main barriers identified suggest the need of training and making available practical guidelines in healthcare services. Organizational support is essential for moving towards the implemen
BioMed Central (uk)
added Nov 3, 2017 17:49
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[UK] Drug use more likely than smoking among secondary school pupils

The survey also found 19% of respondents saying they had smoked cigarettes at least once, a proportion roughly level with 2014 but well below the figure for 1996 when almost half of pupils questioned had tried smoking. And, in 2016, only 6% of pupils wer
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 3, 2017 17:26
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[UK] Numbers of underage buying cigarettes fall sharply

Shop-bought cigarettes fell from 57% in 2014 to 38% in 2016. One in three (28%) of underage smokers said they found it difficult to buy cigarettes in shops, while friends were cited as the most common source of cigarettes.
The Grocer (uk)
added Nov 3, 2017 17:24
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Smugglers Used River to Carry cigarettes from Paraguay to Brazil

The Brazilian Federal Police seized seven boats in the Parana River loaded with 125 thousand cigarette packs being smuggled from Paraguay. Discovered near the town of Navirai in Mato Grosso do Sul, the material had entered the country along the border wi
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Nov 3, 2017 17:12
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