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How tobacco firms flout UK law on plain packaging

An insider in the tobacco industry has revealed some of the unscrupulous tactics it is using to avoid new restrictions governing the marketing of cigarettes that come into force next month. One strategy – sticking competitive pricing labels on packets,
The Observer (uk)
added Apr 8, 2017 23:51
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The Long-termSustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care (PDF)

There has been some progress with smoking, with smoking prevalence falling to 16.9% in England, a significant fall from previous years.256 However, Action on Smoking Health told us that smoking still costs the NHS an estimated £2 billion a year and rem
United Kingdom Parliament (uk)
added Apr 5, 2017 12:25
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[UK-Wales] 10 years on, what has the smoking ban done for Wales?

smoking rates among adults and teenagers have reduced “drastically” as a result. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Wales said the hotly debated ban, which came into force in Wales on April 2, 2007, “has helped to drastically bring down smoking rates amo
WalesOnline (uk)
added Apr 2, 2017 17:09
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[UK-Scotland] New mental health strategy not good enough say charities

The NSPCC is a member of a coalition of six major children's charities, which includes Barnardo’s, Aberlour, Action for Children, Children 1st and Includem....“People with mental health issues are just as likely to want to stop smoking, but they tell us
Third Force News (uk)
added Apr 3, 2017 17:12
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[UK-Scotland] New law in Scotland bans e-cigarettes sales to under-18s

Chief executive Sheila Duffy said the priority should be to target retailers who sell traditional cigarettes to children. Under the new laws, anyone buying NVPs for those underage will be breaking the law. And shops selling the products will be required
BBC Online
added Apr 1, 2017 12:04
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Trump Administration: Tobacco Ties

the Trump Administration’s connections to the tobacco industry make us fear that the White House will move us backwards. Here are just a few of the high-profile counselors and appointees of the Trump Administration with ties to Big Tobacco. George Conwa
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Mar 28, 2017 16:18
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[UK-Scotland] NAYSMITH: Smoking charity’s care stance surprising but correct

Ash Scotland put out a briefing note saying there should not be a bar on recruiting smokers within Scotland’s care system. The smoking prevention charity is usually known for being pretty hardline and indeed it highlighted wide variations in the attitud
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Mar 20, 2017 12:51
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[Asia] Graphic health warning on packs: Tobacco companies 'continue to flout rules' in Bangladesh

One year after rules of printing the graphical health warning on pack made mandatory, a study finds most tobacco companies are still flouting the law. The tobacco industry rather resorted to fresh “ill tactics” to undermine the implementation of the la
bdnews24.com (bd)
added Mar 19, 2017 22:22
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International Labour Organization to Consider Severing Ties with the Tobacco Industry

On Wednesday, March 15th, the International Labour Organization (ILO) will vote on whether to cut ties with Big Tobacco. The decision, which will be closely monitored by public health and human rights leaders around the globe, could remove one of the toba
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Apr 24, 2017 18:25
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[UK] Why young people are now less likely to smoke

The new data suggests 23.3% of 16- to 24-year-olds quit smoking in 2015, compared with 21.4% in 2010 and 13.4% in 1974. Ash says this has been "achieved through a combination of effective legislation, policy and support for adults to quit over many deca
BBC Online
added Mar 8, 2017 15:13
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