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[UK] Stop Smoking Services still successful but need to do better if NHS shortfall is to be plugged

Figures published today show a further significant 15% decline in the number of smokers seeking help to quit from the Stop Smoking Services in England. The services are as effective as ever, increasing smokers’ chances to quit by up to fourfold over col
ASH London (uk)
added Aug 19, 2016 10:50
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[Europe, UK] Brexit will not roll back the clock on smoking

According to a briefing carried out by ASH with the CIEH and the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, measures taken to reduce the harm done by smoking will not unravel due to Brexit... ‘Tobacco controls are embedded in UK law and won’t change unless t
Environmental Health News (The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health-CIEH) (uk)
added Aug 18, 2016 13:58
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BANZHAF: E-Cigarette Study Portends Lawsuits and Public-Use Bans

A new study showing that e-cigarettes [e-cigs] emit two additional cancer-causing chemicals is likely to lead to law suits and to additional bans...the study shows that when food-safe glycol and glycerin are heated in these devices, they give off the carc
ValueWalk
added Jul 28, 2016 14:10
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Uruguay Wins Its Tobacco Case Against Philip Morris International: STATEMENT BY LAURENT HUBER

PMI will no doubt shed some public crocodile tears, but their main goal in launching the suit has been realized – six years and millions of dollars have been spent defending a nondiscriminatory law that was intended purely to protect public health. This h
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Jul 12, 2016 15:13
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E-cigarettes: a developing public health consensus / Joint statement on e-cigarettes by Public Health England and other UK public health organisations

We all agree that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful than smoking. One in two lifelong smokers dies from their addiction. All the evidence suggests that the health risks posed by e-cigarettes are relatively small by comparison but we must continu
GOV.UK
added Jul 11, 2016 17:14
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[UK] E-cigarettes BANNED at New Street Station and anti-smoking campaigners are not happy

Network Rail reaffirmed their ban on the devices at New Street station and other major stations this week. The move comes despite e-cigs being legal to use in a public space... Public health charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) said in response, "
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Jul 2, 2016 18:18
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[UK-Scotland] Sheila Duffy: Continuing to make smoking a thing of the past

If someone were able to offer these MSPs a popular, cost-effective means of greatly improving health, saving the NHS money, supporting businesses...e evidence is clear that a tobacco-free generation will not just be healthier, but wealthier and fairer too
The Scotsman (uk)
added Jul 1, 2016 15:27
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[New Zealand] Smokefree lobbyists face chop

groups face likely closure after a Government decision to slash funding for anti-smoking advocacy...Ministry of Health has awarded a single national anti-smoking advocacy contract to West Auckland-based Maori health agency Hapai Te Hauora. Total funding
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Jun 28, 2016 21:24
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[New Zealand] VIDEO: NZ cigarette plain packaging law would see Imperial Tobacco sue for compensation

Stephanie Erick, director for Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) calls for MPs to end delays on the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes. If New Zealand brings in "plain packaging" for cigarettes, Imperial Tobacco will fight for compensation,
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:34
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[UK] Charities call for Government action to maintain progress on smoking in pregnancy rates

The Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group [1], a coalition of health and baby charities, today welcomed the news that smoking rates among pregnant women have continued to fall but warned that progress could be jeopardised if services to help people quit co
ASH London (uk)
added Jun 17, 2016 12:03
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