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[UK, UK-Scotland] Increase in smoking quitters reported

The Western Isles are delighted to report that they have had the highest percentage increase in the number of supported smoking quit attempts between 2015/16 and 2016/17. The percentage of successful quit attempts at 12 weeks in the Western Isles was 55%,
Stornoway Gazette (uk)
added Nov 1, 2017 15:51
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[UK-Scotland] Cancer Mortality in Scotland (2016) (PDF)

Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in Scotland (4,035 deaths). A quarter of all deaths from cancer in Scotland are attributed to lung cancer. The number of deaths due to lung cancer is more than double that of colorectal cancer, the
Scottish Health Statistics / ISD Scotland
added Nov 1, 2017 15:48
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[UK-Scotland] Scottish cancer death rates 61% higher among poor

NHS Scotland found living in a poor area affected your chance of survival...the lung cancer death rate for men had dropped by 23%, compared with 6% for women, reflecting "historical trends in the prevalence of smoking".
BBC Online
added Nov 1, 2017 15:44
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[UK-Scotland] E-cigs and bans inspire ‘sea-change’ in Dundee

Almost a fifth of smokers attempting to kick the habit did so last year — the highest success rate in seven years. Figures from NHS Scotland show that 19.3% of Dundee smokers trying to quit were able to do so within 12 weeks of their designated quit dat
Evening Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 31, 2017 16:41
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[UK-Scotland] Enlighten: Theses: Evaluating the impact of environmental tobacco smoke on biological age markers: a canine model

A negative relationship in leukocyte telomere length with hair nicotine was observed, among other changes (Chapter 5). mRNA levels of further biomarkers of ageing were measured in testes, as well as leukocyte global DNA methylation percentage (Chapter 6).
University of Glasgow (uk)
added Oct 31, 2017 16:40
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[UK-Scotland] Puff away, says poll on smoking at home ($$)

Most people believe smokers should be allowed to continue lighting up in their homes, according to a poll that suggests more curbs on indoor smoking in Scotland would be unpopular.... Pro-smoking group Forest, concerned that new curbs on indoor smoking a
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 29, 2017 16:51
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[UK-Scotland] Smoke-free legislation and paediatric hospitalisations for acute respiratory tract infections: national quasi-experimental study with unexpected findings and important methodological implications

We investigated whether Scottish implementation of smoke-free legislation was associated with a reduction in unplanned hospitalisations or deaths (‘events’) due to respiratory tract infections (RTIs) among children....When accounting for this break point,
Tobacco Control
added Oct 27, 2017 23:25
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[UK-Scotland] Sheila Duffy: Unequal society helps push people into smoking – it’s time for change

ASH Scotland signed the recent joint letter calling on Scotland’s political parties to give robust support to the new Poverty and Inequalities ­Commission, and to guarantee its independence by giving it secure legal status and having it report only to the
The Scotsman (uk)
added Oct 27, 2017 15:01
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[UK-Scotland] Why ASH Scotland does not support a ban on smoking in the home

Any government ban or legal restriction must always be justified by balancing the benefits achieved against the costs imposed. The practical implications of imposing, and monitoring and enforcing, a ban on smoking in the home are substantial, while any
Tobacco Unpacked (ASH Scotland) (uk)
added Oct 25, 2017 12:43
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[UK-Scotland] Illegal super-strength e-cigarettes seized in crackdown as shops targeted in undercover swoops

They found illicit liquids over the maximum legal nicotine strength level of two per cent and other products which were nine months out of date. The Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force in April, regulating the sa
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Oct 23, 2017 13:54
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