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[UK] Standardised tobacco packaging — removing the power of brands

New regulations on standardised “plain” packaging for all cigarettes means that Marlboro and others can no longer use their instantly recognisable and long-established visual identity to seduce new customers, especially young people, or lead current smoke
ASH London (uk)
added May 18, 2017 12:50
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[UK-Wales] Smoking charity backs calls for smokefree social housing in Wales

The President of the Faculty of Public Health, Professor John Middleton, is calling for new social housing tenants to sign an agreement not to light up inside their home. Under the new plans only new tenants would be asked to sign up to a voluntary ban.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added May 11, 2017 13:06
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More than half of UK vapers 'have given up smoking'

For the first time, more than half of the UK's electronic-cigarette users have since given up smoking tobacco, a study suggests. Some 1.5 million vapers are ex-smokers, compared with 1.3 million who still use tobacco, a survey of 12,000 adults for Action
BBC Online
added May 9, 2017 20:56
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[UK, USA] As Washington cracks down on e-cigarettes, a new study is showing their health benefit

As the United States cracks down on rules governing e-cigarettes, a wide-ranging study in Britain has revealed how the technology is helping smokers to give up harmful tobacco. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that produc
CNBC
added May 9, 2017 17:31
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[UK] Majority of vapers have quit tobacco – survey

The number of people vaping or using e-cigarettes has quadrupled in the past five years, the annual Smokefree GB survey by Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) found, with many people turning to them for help with quitting or cutting down on smoking tobacc
The Guardian (uk)
added May 9, 2017 15:35
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[UK] Large national survey finds 2.9 million people now vape in Britain: For the first time over half don’t smoke

an estimated 2.9 million adults in Great Britain currently use electronic cigarettes. For the first time ever, the survey finds more ex-smokers (1.5 million) who use e-cigarettes than current smokers and the main reason people offered for their use of e-
ASH London (uk)
added May 8, 2017 21:08
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[UK] ASH Factsheet: Use of electronic cigarettes (vapourisers) among adults in Great Britain (PDF)

For the first time there are more ex-smokers (1.5 million) who use e-cigarettes than current smokers (1.3 million). Over half (52%) of e-cigarette users are now ex-smokers and 45% are smokers.  The main reason given by ex-smokers who are currently vaping
ASH London (uk)
added May 8, 2017 13:57
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Child labour on tobacco farms

Human Rights Watch published an open letter asking BAT shareholders to press the company to “strengthen its processes for identifying and addressing human rights risks in its global supply chain.” [5]
Medium
added May 5, 2017 12:45
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[UK] Summary of the #ActOnTobacco week of action

After a successful week of social media campaigning to draw attention to the global harm caused by tobacco, we are now wrapping up our Week of Action. We’ve had over 1,600 views of our Medium articles, and close to 70,000 impressions on Twitter. Together
Medium
added May 4, 2017 15:16
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FLOC speaks out against speaks out against abuses in BAT supply chain

Leaders from the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) challenged (BAT) during their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in London about their failure to be transparent and take concrete action despite numerous reports detailing human rights abuses on BAT cont
Medium
added May 5, 2017 04:33
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