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[UK] 7000 Wiganers live in poverty because of smoking

Action on Smoking and Health has published a Local Poverty Calculator which estimates that 3,925 households in the borough would be lifted out of poverty if they became smoke-free. The figures estimate that these households include 3,833 adults below the
Wigan Observer (uk)
added Nov 23, 2015 17:54

INFOGRAPHIC: Vaper Trails / Click here to see our interactive graphic, showing the evidence that informed Public Health England’s “95% safer” claim.

"e-cigarettes are around 95% safer than smoked tobacco". This interactive graphic shows the evidence on which this claim is based, the authors of four key documents involved, and their links to different medical and commercial organisations.
British Medical Journal
added Nov 5, 2015 16:29

[UK] POVERTY CALCULATOR: Estimates of poverty in England adjusted for expenditure on tobacco (xls)

"When net income and smoking expenditure is taken into account, 1.4m or 27% of households with a smoker fall below the poverty line*" "If these smokers were to quit, 418,127 households in England would be elevated out of poverty."
ASH London (uk)
added Nov 4, 2015 11:47

[UK] Health Inequalities Resource Pack

The pack is designed as a set of pragmatic tools... Smoking also causes many people to fall below the poverty line. It is estimated that over a million people could be raised out of poverty if people in their household quit smoking. This poverty calculato
ASH London (uk)
added Nov 4, 2015 11:33

[Argentina, Latin America] Argentine Supreme Court upholds tobacco marketing ban

The high court rejected a lawsuit filed by Nobleza Piccardo (British American Tobacco in Argentina): the demand claimed the unconstitutionality of a law passed by Santa Fe that establishes complete bans on tobacco advertising and promotion in that provinc
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Nov 4, 2015 11:27

[UK] Quitting smoking could lift 59,000 North East people out of poverty

Around 59,000 people living in the cash-strapped North East would be lifted out of poverty if they quit smoking, a report claims. The research has been carried out by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) which says that of the 302,000 households in the Nor
Newcastle Evening Chronicle/Chronicle Live (uk)
added Oct 28, 2015 10:36

[UK] Expert evidence on tobacco taxes

Evidence in the report shows that measures to reduce smoking prevalence, including by tobacco taxation, are not only cost-effective but can also have a positive impact on public finances. Members of the APPG recommend that the tobacco tax escalator be inc
Medical Xpress (
added Oct 20, 2015 09:14

[UK] MPs push for 5% tobacco tax hike

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health wants the annual rate on tobacco to be increased from 2% above inflation to 5%. The move would raise an extra £100 million a year that could be spent on helping people stop smoking, the group said,
Midlands Express and Star (uk)
added Oct 15, 2015 08:22

[UK] VIDEO: That BBC Breakfast interview

Here's my interview on BBC Breakfast yesterday. It was in response to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health (run by ASH) calling for another substantial hike in tobacco tax (inflation plus five per cent).
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Oct 15, 2015 08:19

[UK] Representation to the 2015 Spending Review / All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health (PDF)

Government funding for tobacco control should be increased by an additional £100 million a year, from around £200 million a year at present to £300 million a year. This additional investment could deliver a return on investment (ROI) of almost 1100% over
ASH London (uk)
added Oct 12, 2015 10:46
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