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[UK] O'NEILL: The smoking ban ripped the soul out of this country

I hate what it has done to this nation. It has ripped out its soul. It has sterilised it, sanitised it, turned this country of the raucous public house and yellowed fingers wrapped lovingly around glistening, gold pints into one massive gastro hangout in
The Spectator (uk)
added Jul 4, 2017 19:10
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Please, Can We Have Some More?

As noted by my esteemed blogging colleague Dick Puddlecote, the report from ASH is nothing more than a running commentary of how lies, half-truths and misdirection has been used to engineer situations to ASH’s advantage.
Facts Do Matter (Paul Barnes blog) (uk)
added Jul 4, 2017 19:06
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[Germany] Europe's worst coach accidents in past 10 years

2008 November 4, GERMANY: Twenty people, mainly senior citizens, perished when a bus bursts into flames on a motorway near the northern city of Hanover. The blaze is reportedly sparked by someone smoking in the toilet.
South China Morning Post
added Jul 3, 2017 18:27
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[UK] After a decade of the smoking ban, the tobacco industry's real fight begins now

Yet 10 years on from the smoking ban, the tobacco industry continues to generate cash almost unabated, surviving wave after wave of public legislation...tobacco giants have become key constituents of most UK equity income funds available to retail invest
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 3, 2017 15:07
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[UK] The smoking ban came into effect 10 years ago, but has it worked?

A decade after smoking was banned in public place, health officials in Cornwall have no doubt that it has saved lives. Ten years ago 21% of people in Cornwall smoked and this has now fallen to 15.7% with an amazing 26,000 people helped to quit the habit
Cornwall Live (uk)
added Jul 3, 2017 14:55
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[UK] FLINT: How I helped to pass the smoking ban

On becoming public health minister in July 2005, the policy I inherited was far from simple... In an interview on the morning of the debate I declared that I would vote for the ban. Opening the debate, Patricia Hewitt said that she would first listen to
Times Of London (uk)
added Jul 3, 2017 14:26
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[UK] Letter from North East Directors of Public Health - smokefree law 10 years on

The good news is that smoking rates continue to fall. The bad news that tobacco is still our biggest killer, and too many of our local residents will die before their time as a result. This is why we continue to prioritise efforts to reduce smoking. With
Fresh - Smoke Free North East (uk)
added Jul 4, 2017 11:12
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The UK is 10 years smoke-free and there’s more at stake than just clean-smelling clothes

Yes, we’ve come a long way from when you couldn’t take your kids out for a meal without a side order of second-hand smoke. But we’re far from being done. Smoking is at its lowest level on record in this country, but if you take a closer look at the figu
Cancer Research UK (uk)
added Jul 3, 2017 15:38
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[UK] Lung cancer decline: Smoking ban has helped almost TWO million give up in a decade

It's believed the laws on smoking have triggered one of the biggest impacts on public health in the last decade. With smoking causing four in five cases of lung cancer, it's likely the ban will go on to save lives for many decades to come.
The [London, UK] Express
added Jul 3, 2017 14:19
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[UK] 10 years on, health campaigners celebrate 'enormous success' of the smoking ban

As it celebrated the 10th anniversary of the law, the charity said smoking rates were now the lowest ever recorded - praising the ban as having one of the biggest impacts on public health of the last decade. Laws people from lighting up in almost all en
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Jul 3, 2017 14:17
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