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[UK] Mums-to-be in the south west are risking their babies lives by smoking, report finds

MORE THAN one in ten mums-to-be in the south west are risking premature birth, cot death, breathing and heart complications in their babies by continuing to smoke during pregnancy, a report has revealed. NHS statistics released to coincide with National
This is Bournemouth: The Bournemouth Daily Echo (uk)
added Mar 16, 2018 14:39
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[UK] Pledge to tackle smoking

(NHS HMR CCG)...signed up to the NHS Smokefree Pledge, which is also supported by Rochdale Borough Council, to help smokers in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale to quit and provide smokefree environments which support them. The pledge also supports Greater
Rochdale Online (uk)
added Mar 16, 2018 14:38

[Japan] Smoking tied to higher risk of hearing loss

Smokers may be more likely to develop hearing loss than nonsmokers, and the risk increases with each additional cigarette people smoke on a typical day, a Japanese study suggests. Researchers examined data on almost 50,000 Japanese workers, ages 20 to 64
added Mar 16, 2018 14:36

[UK] IN THE MONEY: British American Tobacco boss Nicandro Durante gets a 27% pay rise to earn £11.4m

The boss of the largest tobacco company in the world had a 37 per cent pay increase last year. Nicandro Durante, chief executive of British American Tobacco, was paid £11.4million in 2017 compared to £8.3million a year earlier.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 23:10

[Africa, Nigeria] FG’s review of excise duty on tobacco commendable, but…

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, ERA/FoEN, has commended the Federal Government over the upward review of excise duty on tobacco products in the newly-announced rates which also affects alcohol. However, ERA/FoEN said governme
Vanguard (ng)
added Mar 15, 2018 23:06
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[Africa, Nigeria] Tobacco Taxation: CISLAC Commends FG, Calls For Sustained Increase

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has commended what it described as the much awaited development in the nation’s tax regime with the recently approved amendment by President Muhammadu Buhari to the excise duty rates with tobacco cons
Leadership (ng)
added Mar 15, 2018 23:06

[Jersey, UK] E-cigarettes ‘should not be used by non-smokers’

More than a dozen Jersey health professionals and organisations have signed up to a new consensus statement about the use of e-cigarettes. The statement advises that e-cigarettes should only be used as a pathway to stopping smoking and should not to be
Jersey Evening Post (This is Jersey) (uk)
added Mar 15, 2018 22:58
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[New Zealand] Addressing ethnic disparities in adolescent smoking: Is reducing exposure to smoking in the home a key?

Exposure to smoking in the home has become more strongly associated with adolescent smoking over time and is an increasingly important risk factor at the population level (independent of parental smoking), particularly for Māori.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Mar 15, 2018 22:57

[Australia] Perth baker made plenty of dough smuggling two tonnes of tobacco

A Perth bakery owner imported more than two tonnes of tobacco illegally into Australia, defrauding the Commonwealth to the tune of almost $2 million, a WA court has heard. For the first time, details of the Australian Border Force (ABF) illicit tobacco (au)
added Mar 15, 2018 22:57
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[Ireland] Eleven arrested after illegal cigarette factory uncovered in Co Louth

The discovery was made in Jenkinstown, Co Louth on Thursday morning. This is the first time a commercial illicit cigarette production plant was discovered in the State. Gardaí say the factory was in full operation when Revenue officers and the Armed S
Newstalk 106-108 FM (ie)
added Mar 15, 2018 22:57
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