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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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[UK] ASH comment on BabyClear study to reduce smoking in pregnancy

The BabyClear programme, pioneered in the northeast, has been highly effective, and almost doubled the number of pregnant women quitting smoking. The new Tobacco Control Plan, due to be published shortly, needs to set out how others can learn from this ap
ASH London (uk)
added Feb 16, 2017 15:01
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[UK] Council will keep smokers away from primary schools

ASH Wales Cymru, the tobacco control charity, is running a campaign to make all primary school gates smokefree zones and the new policy was launched on Tuesday, February 14, at Garth Primary School, with all primary schools across the county following sui
Cowbridge GEM (uk)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:50
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[UK] Bedford lost £14m last year due to smoking breaks

But the biggest cost to the economy is not early deaths (£8.79million), smoking-
related disease (£4.25million) or lost productivity because of sick days (£2.48million)... Instead the big cost is from people taking smoking breaks – reckoned to have cost B
Bedford Today (Times & Citizen) (uk)
added Feb 2, 2017 14:13
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[UK] Cost of smoking to social care

The research shows that smoking not only contributes to the social care bill but also has a significant impact on the well-being of smokers who need care on average four years earlier than non-smokers. Costs are also estimated for each local authority ba
ASH London (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:07
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[UK] Forest rejects claim that smoking is "adding to the social care crisis"

“Smoking rates are at their lowest ever level yet smokers still contribute £12 billion a year in tobacco taxation, a sum that far exceeds the alleged cost of treating smoking-related diseases or providing social care to those suffering from a smoking-rel
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Mar 29, 2017 02:44
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[UK] CCG cuts to smoking services will only exacerbate soaring care costs, says APPG

The report warns that the problem is only going to get worse as a growing number of NHS CCGs cut their funding for GP prescriptions to stop smoking services. “Evidence presented to the APPG on Smoking and Health shows that smoking is contributing to the
National Health Executive (NHE) (uk)
added Feb 1, 2017 14:11
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[UK] The £153.1m social care cost of smoking in Yorkshire and Humber

SMOKING in Yorkshire and Humber is adding at least £153.1m a year to social care costs as a result of illnesses related to the habit, according to new research published by Action on Smoking and Health. The campaigning charity – which has published resear
Yorkshire Post (uk)
added Jan 31, 2017 17:17
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[UK] Revealed: The £4.5million cost of smoking caused by South Tyneside's over 50s

South Tyneside is counting the cost of smoking as new figures reveal smokers over 50 put an almost £4.5million strain on social care. The total bill as a result of smoking from this age group upwards during 2015/16 came to a massive £4,446,061, according
Shields Gazette (uk)
added Jan 31, 2017 17:17
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