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[UK] Young adults on the Isle of Wight shun smoking, figures show

More and more young adults on the Isle of Wight are spurning cigarettes and choosing not to smoke, new figures have revealed. Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that the percentage of the Isle of Wight’s population who have never smoked
OnTheWight (uk)
added Jul 9, 2018 14:44
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[UK-Wales] Smoking Litter Still A Big Problem In Wales

A new report published by Keep Wales Tidy has revealed the prevalence of smoking-related litter and the far-reaching impacts on our health, wildlife and environment. During recent street cleanliness surveys, smoking-related litter was found on 80.3% of
Wales247 (uk)
added Jul 9, 2018 14:41
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[UK] Dog detective sniff out illegal tobacco haul

Cheshire West and Chester Council's Trading Standards officers enlisted the help of tobacco detection dogs Willow and Ted during recent operations in Northwich and Chester. The dogs, provided by Wagtail UK Ltd, helped detect concealed stashes of tobacco
Northwich Guardian (uk)
added Jul 9, 2018 14:37
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[UK] Parents celebrate success of #smokefreesidelines initiative

An evaluation of the #smokefreesidelines campaign, which was designed to stop parents and carers from smoking on the sidelines when watching youth football, has found the initiative to be hugely successful. Smokefree Sidelines was launched 12 months ago
BJFM (British Journal of Family Medicine)
added Jul 9, 2018 14:04
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[UK] Fears of future strain on NHS as councils slash health programmes

Hospitals will bear the brunt of “incredibly shortsighted” cuts to public health initiatives that will lead to more people having a heart attack or getting cancer, experts are warning. New research reveals that, by next year, spending per head in Englan
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 9, 2018 14:01
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[UK] RIDLEY: Britain’s vaping revolution: why this healthier alternative to smoking is under threat

The British vaping revolution dismays some people, who see it as a return to social acceptability for something that looks like smoking with unknown risks. Yet here, more than anywhere in the world, the government disagrees. Public Health England says th
Times Of London (uk)
added Jul 9, 2018 13:59
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Population awareness of tobacco-related harms: implications for refreshing graphic health warnings in Australia

These findings reveal the limited awareness of many serious harms of tobacco, and the considerable potential for further educating Australians. Our findings can assist policy makers identify harms for which the potential for knowledge gains is greatest.
Medical Journal of Australia
added Jul 9, 2018 13:58
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[Australia] Plain packaging cigarettes need updating with even more disgusting images after research shows smokers still aren't aware of the health risks of lighting up

The graphic health warnings introduced in 2012 - including images of a lung with emphysema and a mouth with tongue cancer - are in need of a update to maintain their effectiveness, new research by Cancer Council Victoria has found. The research finding
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 9, 2018 13:57
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[South Africa] Drinking alcohol and smoking during pregnancy even more deadly than we knew: Study

The danger of even low levels of drinking and smoking by a pregnant woman have been researched in an extensive new study conducted in South Africa and America. Alarmingly‚ the researchers said‚ many mothers-to-be are smoking and boozing. Between 2007 a
Safrica24 (za)
added Jul 9, 2018 13:55
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[South Africa] Drinking and smoking in pregnancy compound the risk for stillbirth, SIDS

Researchers at Stellenbosch University (SU) were involved in a large new study that showed that the combined effect of drinking and smoking in pregnancy compounds the risk for stillbirth and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Between 2007 and 2015, thi
Stellenbosch University (za)
added Jul 9, 2018 13:51
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