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[UK] Call for NHS organisations to sign smokefree pledge

CAMPAIGNERS were in Parliament yesterday calling for the NHS to do more to help prevent hospital admissions and deaths from smoking. NHS organisations across the country are being urged to sign the NHS Smokefree Pledge to support patients to quit and cre
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:43
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[UK] Launch of NHS smoke free pledge

Organisations across the NHS and public health gathered in Parliament on Thursday (11 January) to declare support for a smoke free NHS. NHS organisations signing the NHS Smokefree Pledge are making a commitment to help smokers in their care to quit and
Rochdale Online (uk)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:42
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[UK] North campaigners call for NHS to do more to prevent hospital admissions and deaths from smoking

Sunderland Echo (uk)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:41
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[Asia, Israel] With a flick of the hand, app aims to help smokers kick the habit

Somatix, a New York-based startup founded by Israelis, says it has developed gesture analysis software that can keep track of users’ smoking habits and help them get a handle on their addiction. The software developed by the firm, which has an R&D cente
Times of Israel (is)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:33
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[UK] Patrols stepped up to stop smoking on King's Mill Hospital site

A Nottinghamshire NHS Trust is stepping up its officer patrols on a hospital site to crack down on smoking. King's Mill Hospital, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, part of the Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is officially a smoke-free site. Ashfie
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:27
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[UK] E-cigarette rules should be relaxed to encourage smokers to switch, MPs told

Riccardo Polosa, professor of internal medicine at the University of Catania, in Italy, told MPs that selling larger refill containers for e-cigarettes might persuade tobacco smokers to make the switch to vaping. “Changing the size of the bottle may imp
Pharmaceutical Journal (uk)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:16
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YOUNG: How Australia’s strict laws have made smokers social outcasts

Civil Liberties Australia’s Mark Jarratt says: “The government acts like they own the atmosphere and they don’t. The coverage of smoking is almost one-sided. “It’s the result of decades of taxpayer-funded negative conditioning which has created the impr
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:14
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[Asia-pacific] Liquid E-Cigarette Industry Indonesia Subject to 57% Excise Tax

Also in Indonesia more and more people are seen using the e-cigarette, a device that tries to create the sensation of tobacco smoking. Considering the relatively recent appearance of the (modern) e-cigarette in the world, its health risks are not yet ful
Indonesia Investments (nl)
added Jan 12, 2018 04:26
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[Asia, India] Sharp decline in smoking, teens stay off cigarettes

Tobacco use prevalence in Karnataka has reduced by 5.4% in the past five years, according to Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS-2) for 2016-17. Another key highlight is that more number of people use beedi and gutka than cigarette.
Times of India
added Jan 12, 2018 04:25
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[Portugal] 5-Year-Olds Are Smoking for Jesus [Video]

The Epiphany celebrations in a Portuguese village feature a tradition that each year causes an uproar among outsiders. This celebration involves five-year-olds smoking for Jesus. The annual event called The King’s Feast” raises questions and draws extens
Guardian Liberty Voice
added Jan 12, 2018 04:20
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