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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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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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[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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[Australia, UK] Evidence grows that standardised “plain” tobacco packaging reduces smoking rates

A Cochrane review [1] has today been published examining the impact of standardising tobacco packaging on smoking rates [2]. Cochrane is widely recognised as the gold standard for assessing the impact of health interventions so it is significant that thi
ASH London (uk)
added May 1, 2017 13:04
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[UK] The global economic strain caused by Big Tobacco

The tobacco industry undermines the global economy. Big Tobacco frames itself as an economic stimulator, but independent peer reviewed studies show these claims are illusory. A 2017 report by the World Health Organization and the National Cancer Institut
Medium
added Apr 28, 2017 20:58
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[UK] ASH leads ‘Week of Action’ against tobacco industry exploitation

Today, the day of the BAT AGM, marks the start of ASH’s Week of Action against the exploitation and damage caused by the tobacco industry. Youth groups, charities and international organisations are joining a social media protest to highlight how the tob
ASH London (uk)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:48
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CURTIS: Hold the Tobacco Industry Responsible for Harming our Global Environment

responsibility for the serious, global environmental damage resulting from the production, use and disposal of tobacco products. It’s time for new regulations that hold the tobacco industry responsible for contaminating the environment, humans, and animal
ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) (us)
added Apr 24, 2017 23:08
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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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Disney, the Gap and Pepsi urged to quit US Chamber of Commerce

are being pressured to quit the US Chamber of Commerce, America’s largest lobby group, amid criticism of its big-money efforts to fight climate change legislation and promote tobacco products. A coalition of pressure groups including Action on Smoking an
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 24, 2017 15:02
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