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[UK] expert reaction to modelling study on electronic cigarettes in the US

scientists report that based on the existing scientific evidence related to e-cigarettes and optimistic assumptions about the relative harm of e-cigarette use compared to cigarette smoking, e-cigarette use currently represents more population-level harm t
Science Media Centre (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:27

[UK] If smoking is so damn bad for you why don’t they just make it illegal?

Stevie Benton is the Communications Manager of [ASH]. Simon Clark is Director of Forest, a group that represents “adults who choose to consume tobacco and non-smoking adults who are tolerant of other people’s enjoyment of tobacco”. Despite having quite op
ShortList Magazine (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:25

[UK] Help to quit goes up in smoke

Why are the services shutting down? And what of the impact on smokers and the NHS? To find out, BMA News has tracked the demise of a single service in Bromley, a south London borough which itself describes high levels of smoking for pregnant women, child
British Medical Association (BMA) (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:23


Yorkshire Cancer Research is urging smokers in Yorkshire to quit by using e-cigarettes. We’re also asking healthcare professionals working in the region to support smokers who choose to quit by vaping. If you’re a smoker and wondering how vaping may help
Yorkshire Cancer Research (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:22

[China] Smoking linked with higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Although adiposity is the major modifiable risk factor for diabetes, other research in China suggests this can explain only about 50% of the increase in diabetes prevalence over recent decades, suggesting other lifestyle factors, including smoking, may pl
University of Oxford (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:16

[UK] Tobacco smuggling shopkeeper jailed for five years

A Hull shopkeeper, who was caught with more than one million illicit cigarettes stashed in self-storage containers, has been jailed for five years after being investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Aras Rasul Rashid, of Spring Bank, Hull, was cau
Forecourt Trader (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:13

[Asia] Meet 89-year-old Shen, China's longest-serving lawmaker

To prove that women and men should be equally treated, Shen organized a manuring contest. Women won as many men paused to smoke. As a result, Shen and other women won equal pay.
China Daily (cn)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:12

[Asia-pacific, Philippines] SoCot raises alarm over ‘excessive vaping’ among minors

The provincial government of South Cotabato has raised alarm over the increasing number of minors in the area who were into vaping through the use of electronic or e-cigarettes. Karen Fulgar, child representative of the Provincial Council for the Protect
PNA (Philippine News Agency) (ph)
added Mar 14, 2018 23:23
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[Florida] Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson, Ted Deutch Continue Efforts to Get Iran to Release Bob Levinson

Levinson worked for the FBI and DEA and went missing in 2007 during a private investigation case in Iran involving cigarette smuggling. Back in 2013, the Associated Press ran a story insisting Levinson worked for the CIA.
Sunshine State News (Tallahassee, FL)
added Mar 14, 2018 23:03

[Mid-east, Palestine] Tobacco tax leaves Gazan dreams up in smoke

"I wish I could give up smoking - —not for my health, but because the government imposes such high taxes on tobacco," Ahmed tells The New Arab. He smokes two packs of cigarettes a day. "These taxes are the reason why I'm drenched in debt."
The New Arab (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 22:24
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