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[UK] NHS plan to prescribe e-cigarettes goes up in smoke after the only device licensed for medical use is axed

The eVoke device received approval two years ago amid hopes it could help thousands of smokers to quit. But British American Tobacco, which holds the medical licence, says the product is unlikely to ‘see the light of day’ because of production difficul
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 5, 2018 15:07

[UK] 92% of smokers in Greater Manchester underestimate how deadly smoking is

A survey has found 92% of smokers are unaware tobacco accounts for 1 in 2 deaths - with some lives being claimed in their 40s. The figures have been released at the start of a new campaign across Greater Manchester, aiming to 'Make Smoking History'.
Key 103 (uk)
added Feb 5, 2018 15:04

[Europe, UK] Brexit poses substantial risk to public health, doctors warn

The paper also argued EU legislation had brought about “significant improvements” in the UK’s health policy, by, for example, strengthening the rules on tobacco and e-cigarettes, and taking a tougher stance on the promotion of unhealthy food and drinks t
Press Association (uk)
added Feb 5, 2018 14:56

[Isle of Man, UK] E-cig trial leads to improved behaviour at prison

A trial of electronic cigarettes at the Isle of Man Prison led to improved behaviour and more prisoners seeking stop smoking support. The Prison and Probation Service and Public Health Directorate ran a six-month trial last year, allowing prisoners to u
Energy FM (im)
added Feb 5, 2018 14:54


The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) 2016 states that around 19 per cent males smoke tobacco in MP while the numbers of women habitual of smoking is just 0.8 per cent. Over 38 per cent males in the State use tobacco in smokeless form (gutka, kahini and
Daily Pioneer (in)
added Feb 5, 2018 01:34

[Europe, USA, Florida] The Long and Toxic History of Exoticism in Tobacco Advertising

An exhibition at the Wolfsonian-FIU tracks romantic and racist stereotypes of native cultures in European tobacco advertising from the 1880s to the 1940s.
added Feb 5, 2018 01:30

[UK] Prisoners handed €2.6m for toiletries and tobacco

Almost €2.6 million of taxpayers’ cash was doled out to prisoners in the form of “pocket money” for discretionary items last year, new figures have revealed. Every inmate receives a daily gratuity from the Irish Prison Service (IPS), which can be used t
Times Of London (uk)
added Feb 5, 2018 01:26

[Africa, Zimbabwe] Tobacco farmers urged to preserve forests

Government has urged tobacco farmers to seek other sources of energy when curing their crops in order to preserve Zimbabwe’s forests. The country loses at least 330 000 hectares of forests annually due to various activities, including agriculture, domest
Zimbabwe Herald (zw)
added Feb 5, 2018 01:24

[UK] Just don't mention Brexit! Tatler issues new 12-step guide to hosting a dinner party... including not catering for vegans or fussy eaters and allowing guests to smoke inside

‘If you can bear it, let people smoke. Those are always the best dinner parties. Otherwise you’ll have everyone smirting [flirting and smoking] outside.’
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 5, 2018 01:09

[Asia-pacific, Singapore] MOH seeks public feedback on standardised tobacco packaging with bigger graphic health warnings

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will be seeking public feedback on the standardised packaging of tobacco products, including increasing the size of graphic health warnings by 25 per cent, in a six-week consultation exercise from Monday (Feb 5).
Straits Times (sg)
added Feb 4, 2018 19:04
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