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[UK] THOMSON: Look out, cigarettes have a cool young rival

Juuling at home or after work may be a great substitute for smoking. But encouraging people to vape 24/7, anywhere they like, runs the risk of glamorising a habit the long-term effects of which are uncertain. Added to which, surely no one wants a return
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 22, 2018 17:32
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Difference between recommended retail price and sales price for tobacco products in independent and convenience (small) retailers before and after the introduction of standardised tobacco packaging in the UK

Despite tobacco companies emphasising the importance of RRP, small retailers implemented small increases above RRP as standardised packaging was introduced. Consequently, any intended price changes by tobacco companies in response to the legislation (ie,
Tobacco Control
added Aug 22, 2018 17:29
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[UK] VAPE TAX CANNED Tax targeting vapers has been ruled out by ministers after campaigners’ backlash

To the delight of Britain’s 2.9 million E-cig users the Exchequer Secretary Robert Jenrick wrote to industry figures to pledge: “we have no current plans to introduce a new tax on vaping products.”
The Sun (uk)
added Aug 22, 2018 17:27
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[UK] Picture shows piles of cigarette butts outside Glenfield Hospital - next to no smoking sign

The wife of a patient at Glenfield Hospital says her husband has had to shut the windows because so many people are smoking outside. Charlotte Watkins-Gregory, 28, took to Twitter to blast smokers, sharing a picture of a pile of cigarette ends next to a
Leicester Mercury (uk)
added Aug 22, 2018 17:26
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[Thailand] Phuket to launch anti-smoking campaign next month

set to launch an anti-smoking campaign next month in the hope of making Phuket a smoke-free city. Phuket City Municipality Mayor Somjai Suwannasuphobna said today the campaign was developed out of concerns for the health of non-smokers. Various organi
National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) (th)
added Aug 22, 2018 17:24
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[UK, UK-Scotland] Stirling Uni study finds plain packaging led to price hike for branded tobacco

small retailers in Scotland and across the UK sold fully-branded tobacco products at higher prices – ahead of standardised packaging being brought in. Experts at Stirling University found shops charged more than the RRP for the products, as they became r
Central FM (uk)
added Aug 22, 2018 17:22
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[UK] Health effects in COPD smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes: a retrospective-prospective 3-year follow-up

suggests that EC use may ameliorate objective and subjective COPD outcomes and that the benefits gained may persist long-term. EC use may reverse some of the harm resulting from tobacco smoking in COPD patients.
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
added Aug 22, 2018 03:55
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[Denmark] Cigarette sales down after packets placed out of sight: Danish supermarket

Sales of cigarettes have noticeably dropped since 500 branches of supermarket Netto placed stocks out of sight of customers, the company said. The measure was introduced in July as part of a campaign to achieve a ‘smoke-free' generation of young people i
The Local (dk)
added Aug 21, 2018 21:32
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[UK] Tory minister who just recovered from lung cancer in bitter clash with MP who led call to relax rules on vaping

has just recovered from lung cancer has clashed with the MP behind moves to relax rules on e-cigarettes. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire – who had a third of his lung removed earlier this year – said more evidence was needed on the effects of vap
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 21, 2018 16:08
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[UK] Johnny Vegas shows off his drastic weight loss as he buys a packet of cigarettes... despite vowing to QUIT 60-a-day smoking habit

The comedian, 47, vowed to kick the habit in light of his recent health living attempts, which has seen him drop drastically in weight. The actor - who reportedly smokes up to 60 cigarettes in a day - took toTwitter on Thursday to announce that he would
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 21, 2018 16:06
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