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[UK-Scotland] NHS Fife bids to improve children’s health by cutting smoking rates

Doctors are particularly concerned about the impact of smoking during pregnancy, with obstetric complications, stillbirth and low birth weight more common among mothers-to-be who smoke. Anti-smoking campaign group ASH Scotland has drawn up a charter to
Dundee Courier (uk)
added Sep 7, 2016 15:11

[Greece, UK] E-cigarettes are 'as bad for the heart as tobacco': Nicotine vapour damages blood vessels and raises risk of disease

Scientists found inhaling nicotine vapour damages key blood vessels, raising the risk of heart disease. The team monitored participants’ hearts while smoking a conventional cigarette for five minutes and using an e-cigarette for half an hour...Public Hea
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 30, 2016 02:08

Criminal Liability and Human Rights Violations

1.) Could tobacco executives and/or corporations be held criminally responsible for these deaths? The concept has been explored... 2.) Could tobacco executives/corporations be found guilty of human right violations?
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Aug 29, 2016 13:39

10th Anniversary of Landmark Ruling

the tobacco industry, despite being publicly indicted as racketeers, is still up to its old tricks. The DOJ case has had a huge impact; but without tobacco industry interference, it could have saved many more lives these past 10 years.
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Aug 29, 2016 13:32
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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

[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

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
added Jul 28, 2016 14:10

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

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
added Jul 11, 2016 17:14

[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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