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A decade after UK smoking ban introduced, how has the law affected Bristol?

an estimated 25% of the city’s population smoked in 2008, just after the law came into force, compared with the national average of 24% at the time. The number has fallen to 16.3%, according to Public Health England data from June 2016 – down again from
Bristol Evening Post (uk)
added Jun 29, 2017 09:15
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[UK] Number of Kent smokers fall as ban marks 10 years

At the start of the ban, almost 21% of the Kent population smoked, now this has reduced by a quarter to just over 15% of residents.* Kent County Council Director of Public Health, Andrew Scott-Clark said: “Initially, it took a few years to see a steady
KCC Media Hub (Kent County Council) (uk)
added Jun 28, 2017 13:37
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Effect of implementation of a smoke-free policy on physical violence in a psychiatric inpatient setting: an interrupted time series analysis

Introduction of a comprehensive smoke-free policy appeared to reduce the incidence of physical assaults. Adequately resourced smoke-free policies could be part of broader violence reduction strategies in psychiatric settings.
Science Direct
added Jun 15, 2017 23:56
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[UK] Drop in violence associated with smoke-free policy at psychiatric hospital

New King’s College London research reveals a 39 per cent drop in physical assaults - both between patients and towards staff - following the introduction of a smoke-free policy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).
King's College London (uk)
added Jun 15, 2017 15:08
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Acrolein exposure in hookah smokers and non-smokers exposed to hookah tobacco Secondhand Smoke: Implications for regulating hookah tobacco products

Hookah tobacco smoke is a source of acrolein exposure. Findings support regulating hookah tobacco products including reducing humectants and sugar additives, which are precursors of acrolein under certain pyrolysis conditions. We suggest posting health wa
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 7, 2017 17:41
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NCH Healthcare System First Employer To Achieve Certified Blue Zones Worksite Status In Florida

designated NCH a smoke-free campus and a new policy in 2011 to no longer hire smokers. NCH continues to see a drop in its employee smoking rate, falling from 2.8 percent in 2015 to 1.3 percent in 2016. The smoking rate in Florida for the same time frame w
PR Newswire
added May 24, 2017 23:38
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Spain's smoking ban tied to drop in preterm and underweight babies

Researchers examined data on more than 5 million babies born in Spain from 2000 to 2013. .."Second hand smoke exposure during pregnancy is associated with health complications affecting perinatal and neonatal health," said senior study author Dr. Inaki Ga
Reuters
added May 18, 2017 01:31
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[UK] Call for bold targets to save ‘thousands of lives’ and NHS money lost to tobacco

Thousands of cases of cancer, heart disease and stroke could be avoided if just 5% of the population smoked by 2035, research suggests. A new study, commissioned by Cancer Research UK, also found there would be huge savings to the NHS if smoking rates f
Press Association (uk)
added May 12, 2017 20:14
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[Rhode Island] New Data Link Policies that Restrict Tobacco Sales to Lower Rates of Youth Tobacco Use in Providence

Fewer teenagers report using e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco products in Providence than in other cities following Providence's 2013 implementation of strict policies that restrict tobacco sales, according to new data released today by the Rhode Island
State of Rhode Island (RI.gov)
added May 8, 2017 19:10
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Smoke-free policies help decrease smoking rates for LGBT population

Researchers find that LGBT individuals who live in smoke-free communities are more likely to want to quit smoking than those in communities without smoking bans
EurekAlert
added May 3, 2017 23:08
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