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Cigarette sales no longer key profit source for UK corner shops

research from the antismoking group ASH. ASH analysed the electronic point-of-sale data from 1,500 convenience stores and found that they now generated less than 10 per cent of their profits, or a mere £242 a week, from tobacco products.
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 18, 2016 14:42

[UK-Scotland] Sheilla Duffy: Smoke-free homes for all kids is still our goal

with continuing encouragement and support, more people will get there. I am confident of this because people are not being forced to do anything. This is something that they themselves say that they want to do, and the motivation is their children’s healt
The Scotsman (uk)
added Oct 18, 2016 14:27


An anti-smoking charity has spoken out after an undercover investigation revealed the number of retailers selling cigarettes to under-age buyers in Aberdeenshire has risen by a quarter....The Ash boss said that the work of Trading Standards is vital to c
Aberdeen Evening Express (This is Aberdeen) (uk)
added Oct 11, 2016 14:36

[UK-Scotland] Scots urged to look after their mental wellbeing on World Mental Health Day

Chief executive Sheila Duffy said: “Too many people still think of a cigarette as something to turn to in time of need, rather than as an addiction or habit that places an additional burden on this already disadvantaged group. “People with mental health
Third Force News (uk)
added Oct 11, 2016 14:34

[UK-Scotland] LETTER: DUFFY: Smoking cannot halt dementia

YOU report that “smoking could prevent dementia... Research suggests that the risk of developing dementia is up to 70 per cent higher in current heavy smokers than in non-smokers, and smoking is implicated as a factor in age-related cognitive decline.
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Oct 5, 2016 16:27

[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
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