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[UK] Australia shows that plain tobacco packaging significantly cuts smoking

Tobacco industry claims about the harmful impact of plain packaging for cigarettes are “false”, health campaigners have said, after an Australian study found that none of manufacturers’ arguments have been borne out by evidence.
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 11:21
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[UK-Scotland] LETTER: Smoking 'facts'

The objection of Ash Scotland’s Sheila Duffy (Letters, 27 August) to others “parroting bogus facts” graphically epitomises the old saw about pots and kettles. As with so many other taxpayer-funded campaign groups, Ash Scotland’s function is to provide g
The Scotsman (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 21:47
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[UK-Scotland] DUFFY: Blue sky thinking for better health

We’ve received support from the Scottish Government and others to allow us to offer specialist free training so people who work or volunteer with parents and carers of children aged under five can learn about the risks from tobacco smoke and help their c
The Scotsman (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 10:27
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[UK] Health experts demand curb on the sale of e-cigarettes

(ASH)...said it could not support any plans to include electronic cigarettes under smoke-free legislation. Hazel Cheeseman, its director of policy and research, said there was "no evidence of any harm to bystanders from use of these devices" and said reg
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Aug 27, 2014 10:25
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[New Zealand, USA, Florida] Widow's $27b win rattles tobacco bosses

"Tobacco use alone costs the world 1 to 2 per cent of its GDP each year," former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark told the UN this month. Global GDP in 2013 was US$75 trillion, with 1 per cent worth US$575 billion -- more than the GDP of all low-in
New Zealand Herald
added Jul 27, 2014 08:21
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[UK] Smoking rates among children in England fall to record low

What made the difference? Government action including banning tobacco advertising, putting large health warnings on packs and making all enclosed public places smokefree. But more needs to be done....Every day’s delay means hundreds more children start s
ASH London (uk)
added Jul 25, 2014 10:34
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[Australia, UK] SNOWDON: Dogs bark, cows moo, ASH lies

Use whatever term you want - "spinning", "bending the facts", "twisting the truth" - but ASH are doing what they have been doing for years. They are - quite simply - lying, and they are using the crudest of tricks to do so.
Velvet Glove, Iron Fist (Christopher Snowdon blog) (uk)
added Jul 19, 2014 12:08
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[UK-Scotland] Scottish teenagers admit trying e-cigarettes

Almost a quarter of 13 and 14-year-olds in Scotland have tried electronic cigarettes, according to Ash Scotland. The anti-smoking campaign commissioned research which indicated 24% of young teenagers have used the devices. But 63% of the young people q
BBC Online
added Jul 11, 2014 08:16
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[UK-Scotland] DUFFY: More can be done to protect children from tobacco

ASH Scotland has recently researched how Scottish local authorities are going about protecting the children in their care ... potentially, as many as half of Scotland’s local authorities do not have tobacco control policies for care services that deal wi
The Scotsman (uk)
added Jul 2, 2014 12:02
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[UK] House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee Report on Illicit Trade of Tobacco

ASH has welcomed the latest report of the Home Affairs Select Committee on the illicit tobacco trade, published today. The report states very clearly that “the decision on standardised packaging should be driven by health reasons”.
ASH London (uk)
added Jun 16, 2014 12:32
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