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[UK-Scotland] Big fall in under age smoking and sales in local shops but MSP warns over e-cigs

John Mason, Shettleston SNP MSP, lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament calling for tougher regulation on the sale of e-cigarettes. He said an academic study in a journal, Tobacco Control, found young people who tried e-cigarettes who had not smoked
Evening Times (uk)
added Feb 5, 2016 20:48

[UK-Scotland] Number of 15-year-old Scottish smokers falls by two thirds

From a peak of 29 per cent in 1996, the proportion dropped to just 9 per cent in the impact of health policies including a rise in the age of sale for tobacco from 16 to 18 in 2007 and the introduction of the Tobacco Retailer Register in 2010
The Scotsman (uk)
added Feb 3, 2016 01:11

[UK-Scotland] Fewer teenagers smoking as tough new laws pay off ($$)

Teenage smoking levels have collapsed over the past 20 years, with the number of 15 year-olds who are regular smokers falling by more than two thirds. The figures have been hailed by the Scottish government and anti-smoking groups as confirmation that mea
Times Of London (uk)
added Feb 3, 2016 01:09

[UK-Scotland] LETTER: Anti-smoking brigade think they have carte blanch to berate us

Anti-smoking is a business, with large amounts of money to be made from encouraging the idea that stopping smoking is difficult. We smokers are to be looked at with a mixture of compassionate anger and hypocrisy over how weak-willed we are.
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jan 25, 2016 17:29

[UK-Scotland] £75,000 up in smoke for dodgy cigarette seller

A DODGY market trader was yesterday ordered to cough up £75,000 for selling counterfeit tobacco. Fiona McCabe, 49, was caught with more than 250 bogus packets of cigarettes and rolling baccy. She was hit with a confiscation order at Glasgow Sheriff Cou
Scottish Sun (uk)
added Jan 21, 2016 15:32

[UK-Scotland] LETTER: Smoking does not cause poverty ($$)

I NOTE that the anti-smoking lobby has had the brass neck to link smoking to poverty, to low IQ, and mental illness and dementia (“Plea for action against smoking in deprived areas”, The Herald, January
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jan 19, 2016 17:33

[UK-Scotland] Anti-smoking campaigners call for Holyrood to tackle health inequalities

TACKLING health inequality will be the key challenge the next Holyrood administration will have to address, anti-smoking campaigners have insisted. Ash Scotland said smoking rates in the most deprived communities are four times higher than they are in t (uk)
added Jan 18, 2016 15:08

[UK-Scotland] Government to continually monitor e-cigarette health evidence after ban on in-car vaping is rejected

said it will continue to review whether there is any effect to health over second-hand smoke in e-cigarettes, after MSPs rejected a solicitors' call for vaping to be banned in cars. Both the Law Society of Scotland and the Children in Scotland pressure g
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jan 6, 2016 13:41

[UK-Scotland] SNP Business Minister Fergus Ewing's investments linked to 'Big Tobacco'

SCOTLAND’s Business Minister is under fire after he bought nearly £50,000 in shares in an investment trust heavily linked to big tobacco companies. Fergus Ewing registered the total value of the investments last month, despite the SNP Government taking
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jan 4, 2016 16:36

[UK-Scotland] Sheila Duffy: Truth about illicit tobacco reveals decline

the reduction in illicit tobacco is the planned and deliberate result of robust enforcement measures, including restrictions on the tobacco companies themselves. To keep the lid on illicit tobacco we need to ensure that robust enforcement is not hampered
The Scotsman (uk)
added Jan 1, 2016 18:57
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