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[UK-Scotland] Scotland has among the highest number of smokers across the UK

One in five people in Scotland aged 18 and over smoke (21%), the highest proportion in Britain outside the north east of England. Smoking is responsible for around 13,500 deaths each year in Scotland, despite the number of smokers falling by more than h
STV (uk)
added Nov 26, 2014 15:23
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[UK-Scotland] Scots teenagers stub out the smoking habit

A study found 2% of 13 year-olds were regular smokers in 2013, down from 3% in 2010. The number of 15-year-old smokers has dropped to 9% from 13%. More than four-fifths of 13 year-olds (87%) and two-thirds of all 15-year-olds (66%) said they had never s
Evening Times (uk)
added Nov 26, 2014 11:24
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[UK-Scotland] Sick crooks push cheap cigarettes on Facebook laced with potentially life-threatening chemicals

The anonymity of the internet and its reach means authorities are now faced with tackling a new front in the war on cheap counterfeit cigarettes and rolling tobacco. Earlier this month, the Record revealed how fake cigarettes laced with radioactive mate
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Nov 20, 2014 21:23
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[UK-Scotland] E-cigarettes 'must not be sold to kids'

The Scottish Parliament Health Committee took evidence on e-cigarettes and heard agreement on restricting their sale to adults, but also claims they could help many people quit smoking. John Britton, director of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Stu
Evening Times (uk)
added Nov 19, 2014 12:58
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[UK-Scotland] Electronic cigarettes discussed

Experts have recommended a cautious approach in regulating their sale and marketing, which will maximise potential benefits to smokers and minimise potential harm.
Press Association (uk)
added Nov 19, 2014 12:54
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[UK-Scotland] E-cigarettes ‘could help save millions’, MSPs told

ELECTRONIC cigarettes could deliver a “huge potential public health prize” and potentially help save millions of lives, a tobacco expert told MSPs. Campaigners have expressed concerns about the use of ­e-cigarettes – which allow smokers to inhale nicotin
The Scotsman (uk)
added Nov 19, 2014 12:53
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[UK-Scotland] E-cigarettes offer huge potential benefit to public health, MSPs told

Experts have recommended a cautious approach in regulating their sale and marketing... Britton, director of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, said: "Electronic cigarettes offer a huge potential benefit to public health by helping smokers to
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Nov 19, 2014 12:51
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[UK-Scotland] Barlinnie prisoners could be forced to give up cigarettes as health chiefs look to make jail smoke-free zone

Health chiefs are trying to find a way to make the notorious Glasgow jail a smoke-free zone. Despite the smoking ban in public places coming into force in 2006, prisoners are allowed to light up in their cells. It’s believed 75 per cent are addicted to
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Nov 13, 2014 10:03
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[UK, UK-Scotland] E-cigarette sexing up smoking, say campaigners

Deborah Arnott, chief executive of anti-smoking charity Ash, said: “Vaping is safer than smoking but it’s not harmless and e-cigarettes should only be promoted to smokers. “VIP are clearly trying to create media controversy over their advertising on the
The Scotsman (uk)
added Nov 11, 2014 05:56
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[UK-Scotland] DUFFY: Some sports heroes send wrong message about tobacco

some professional golfers have been pictured in the media chomping on a cigar to celebrate a victory or puffing on a cigarette at times of pressure (a common misunderstanding – tobacco isn’t really a stress-reliever). With the eyes of the world on the fa
The Scotsman (uk)
added Nov 8, 2014 13:02
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