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[UK] Ninewells closes fresh-air garden to all after smokers flout rules

The fresh air garden at Ninewells Hospital has been closed after ‘regular’ complaints about smokers lighting up. NHS Tayside has taken the decision to temporarily close the space after concerns were raised about smokers around entrances, footpaths and s
Evening Telegraph (uk)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:54
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] A neighbor’s smoke is toxic—especially to children

Bottom line, unless your complex is completely smoke-free, you and your family could be in danger. Secondhand smoke has over 7,000 chemicals—70 of which are cancer causing— and even brief exposure to it is toxic. You do so much to protect your family.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:47
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[Ireland] Revenue seize €44k and 46,000 cigarettes at Dublin Airport

Irish Independent (ie)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:05
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[UK] New data shows people in Bexley are successfully giving up smoking

From April to September last year 537 people in Bexley signed up with the NHS Stop Smoking Service and set themselves a date to quit. At follow up meetings four weeks later 296 people said they had given up, according to data from NHS England. That's 55
This is Local London (uk)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:03
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[UK] Campaign for a Smokefree Sheffield launched

Set up to help smokers, non-smokers, quitters and the whole community work towards a future without tobacco, Smokefree Sheffield brings the city’s tobacco control board and local services together under one umbrella. It has launched a new website – www.
Sheffield City Council (uk)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:02
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[UK] VIDEO: WATCH: Roadshow under way to highlight ‘dangerous’ illegal tobacco trade

Portsmouth News (uk)
added Feb 13, 2018 16:54
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[Canada] Legal Weed Is a Canadian Landlord's Nightmare

With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set to legalize recreational weed in July, apartment owners are concerned about safety and potential damage to their buildings if tenants grow plants and smoke up in their units. Landlords are lobbying provincial govern
Bloomberg News
added Feb 12, 2018 20:54
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[UK] E-cigarettes Associated With Depressed Smoking Cessation: A Cross-sectional Study of 28 European Union Countries

These results suggest that e-cigarettes are associated with inhibiting rather than assisting in smoking cessation. On the population level, the net effect of the entry of e-cigarettes into the European Union (and Great Britain) is associated with depress
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Feb 12, 2018 20:50
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[UK] E-cigarette users in Europe (including England) are less likely to quit smoking conventional cigarettes: Results challenge PHE recommendation that e-cigarettes be used in hospitals

It will be interesting to see how vigorously e-cigarette enthusiasts attack our paper based on the dataset we used and the fact that we did a cross-sectional analysis because these same people heralded a paper using the same Eurobarometer data set in a c
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 12, 2018 20:46
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[UK] Vaping in taxis could be banned by Calderdale Council

“There is a growing consensus that using e-cigarettes... is significantly less harmful than smoking tobacco. In addition, e-cigarettes reduce second-hand smoke exposure as they produce a vapour not smoke. “However, although they are not subject to any r
Huddersfield Daily Examiner/icHuddersfield (uk)
added Feb 12, 2018 19:40
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