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[UK] Smoke signals say young people prefer e‑cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT]

The number of young people trying e‑cigarettes has risen sharply, with almost a third of 16 to 24-year-olds vaping, official figures show. The second year of data found that 30 per cent of the age group had tried vaping in 2015, up from 24 per cent the
Times Of London (uk)
added Mar 9, 2017 17:25

[UK] Budget cigarette tax targets brands popular with young smokers

The UK government will impose a tax floor on cigarettes later this year in an effort to drive out cheaper tobacco brands that are popular with younger smokers. Chancellor Philip Hammond said in Wednesday’s Budget that from May the tobacco excise duty on
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 9, 2017 15:09
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[UK] Smoking ban in Hart playgrounds comes into force

The District Council has joined forces with local Town and Parish Councils to launch a smoke free parks scheme. It is as 98% of respondents agreed that children should be protected from second-hand smoke and 92% thought that children’s play areas should
Eagle Radio 96.4 (uk)
added Mar 8, 2017 19:45

[UK] HM Treasury gives green light to smugglers as tobacco taxes rise to ridiculous levels

“We are disappointed that the Government has once again raised taxation on tobacco when tax on some of the lowest priced cigarettes already accounts for 90% of the price. Taxation on tobacco in the UK is already the highest in the EU meaning that prices
Tobacco Manufacturers Association (TMA) (uk)
added Mar 8, 2017 18:39

[UK] Smoking can cause lung cancer - but did you know it can cause THIS terrifying condition

A smoker is four times more likely to lose their sight than someone who has never smoked, according to charity Eye Health UK. Chemicals in tobacco smoke trigger biological changes in the eye that can lead to eye disease including age-related macular deg
The [London, UK] Express
added Mar 8, 2017 15:19

[UK] SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES Smokers listen up! Lung cancer isn’t the only danger, you’re ‘FOUR TIMES more likely to go blind’

These include age-related macular degeneration – the leading cause of blindness – cataracts and thyroid eye disease. David Cartwright, chairman of Eye Health UK, said: “Cigarettes cause blindness yet Britain’s seven million smokers are largely unaware
The Sun (uk)
added Mar 8, 2017 15:18
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[UK] LISTEN: Ditch Or Switch Tobacco On No Smoking Day

Fresh is urging smokers in the North East to "ditch or switch" to save money and improve health, as part of No Smoking Day, They are encouraging people to ditch their toxic tobacco or at least make the switch to a safer form of nicotine like an electron
Star Radio (uk)
added Mar 8, 2017 15:14

[Europe, UK] On No Smoking Day the Chancellor must recognise a public health revolution that has already delivered a £96bn saving

We know that the Chancellor will be looking to impose a rise in tobacco excise; but it is vital that he ignores calls from the EU to treat vaping products in the same way. Evidence from other European Countries demonstrates that imposing excise duties on
UK Vaping Association (UKVIA) (uk)
added Mar 8, 2017 19:47

[UK] Why young people are now less likely to smoke

The new data suggests 23.3% of 16- to 24-year-olds quit smoking in 2015, compared with 21.4% in 2010 and 13.4% in 1974. Ash says this has been "achieved through a combination of effective legislation, policy and support for adults to quit over many deca
BBC Online
added Mar 8, 2017 15:13

Statistical bulletin: Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2015

Of the constituent countries, 16.9% of adults currently smoke in England; for Northern Ireland, this figure is 19.0%; Scotland, 19.1%; Wales, 18.1% – in recent years, Scotland and Wales have seen the largest decreases in current smokers. In 2015 across t
Office for National Statistics
added Mar 8, 2017 15:11
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