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[Africa, Ghana, UK] Tobacco companies turn to GMOs

they have turned to the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to get the toxins out of their raw material, tobacco, to make it less harmful for people who patronise their product. The Operations and Marketing Manager of the National Institute of Ag
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Apr 22, 2014 14:36

[UK] Britain Shows Support for Tougher Cigarette Laws

The British government took a step Thursday toward imposing a ban on branding for cigarette packs, indicating that it was likely to go ahead with sweeping new restrictions on the marketing of tobacco. Until late last year, the government appeared to oppo
New York Times
added Apr 3, 2014 14:44

[Europe, UK] E-cigarette players vow to fight 'unworkable' EU clampdown

The UK’s electronic cigarette industry has moved to allay fears that the nascent market for e-cigs will be stymied within two years as a result of new European legislation. The Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association (ECITA) is furious after t
The Grocer (uk)
added Mar 8, 2014 21:40

[UK] Apartment fire blamed on pigeon with a lit cigarette

Firefighters in London said they believe an apartment fire was started by a pigeon bringing a lit cigarette to its rooftop nest. London Fire Brigade investigations officer Matt Cullen said 21 firefighters and four engines responded to the apartment build
added Mar 6, 2014 18:15

[UK] Passive smoking 'dramatically increases' the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and ectopic pregnancy

Women who have been exposed to a lot of cigarette smoke are 19% more likely to have a miscarriage and 55% more likely to have a stillbirth They are also 61% more likely to have an ectopic pregnancy Younger and better educated women are less likely to m
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 3, 2014 10:12

[UK] Imperial Tobacco shares lifted by deal to sell its e-cigarettes in Boots

Big tobacco has made another significant move into the e-cigarette market with news that Imperial Tobacco is to sell its Puritane product in Boots stores, lifting the company's share price.
The Guardian (uk)
added Feb 21, 2014 15:15

[UK] Rollies vs Straights: Roll-your-own 'at least as hazardous as any other type of cigarette'

Fiona Andrews, director of Smoke Free South West, which has run a targeted information campaign on roll-ups after it emerged that 40 per cent of people in the region smoked them, said that rollie smokers could be immune to national quit smoking messages
The Independent (uk)
added Feb 12, 2014 13:15

[UK] PAPE: Please protect me from smoking in cars

My father smoked since he was a teenager and stopped only last year. Thankfully, he never smoked when I was in the car with him but not everyone is as considerate. Young people dislike the taste and smell of cigarette fumes. Friends who've been in cars (uk)
added Feb 10, 2014 15:31

[Brazil, UK] Smokers really ARE lazier: Study finds they walk less and lack the motivation to improve their lifestyles

Brazilian researchers discovered that smokers are less physically active and lack motivation. People who smoke walk less and are less motivated to change their lifestyles, new research suggests They also found that people who smoke are more likely to s
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 5, 2014 11:54

[UK, UK-Northern Ireland] MLAs vote to outlaw branded cigarette packaging

Northern Ireland Assembly voted to accept the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes, on 3 Februarory 2014. Members were voting on a legislative consent motion on the Children and Families Bill. The vote will now allow Westminster
BBC Online
added Feb 4, 2014 06:34
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