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UK supreme court denies tobacco firms permission for plain packaging appeal

All cigarettes sold in the UK must have standardised packaging from next month after the supreme court refused permission to the tobacco industry to appeal against the new laws. This is the final domestic legal decision, meaning that plain packaging of
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 12, 2017 00:06
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[UK] 'Smoking in areas like these need to be banned' - Mercury readers react to Bradgate Park fire

Mercury readers have called for smoking to be banned in Bradgate Park after a discarded cigarette caused a blaze at the popular beauty spot. Around 100 square metres of scrubland was destroyed in the fire on Saturday afternoon.
Leicester Mercury (uk)
added Apr 10, 2017 22:03

[UK] Fake cigarettes gang who ran Wythall tobacco factory ordered to pay back £170,000

A FAKE cigarette gang who operated a tobacco factory at industrial units in Wythall have been ordered to pay back over £170,000 of their criminal profits or face time behind bars. James Anderson, aged 58, from Solihull, Phillip O’Brien, 54, from Stratfo
Stourbridge News, Halesowen News & Dudley News (uk)
added Apr 10, 2017 21:49

[UK] VAPE WARNING New vaping laws to come into force restricting sale of e-liquids and e-cigarettes

A Trading Standards officer told the Plymouth Herald these are the key changes consumers should be aware of... Unless registered as a medicine e-liquids can not have a nicotine strength of more than 20mg/ml / E-liquid packaging must be child-resistant an
The Sun (uk)
added Apr 10, 2017 21:01
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[UK] Discarded cigarette destroys 1,000 sq m of wildlife habitat in Bradgate Park blaze

Only the quick-thinking of park rangers and the swift response of firefighters is credited with preventing the incident being much worse.
Leicester Mercury (uk)
added Apr 10, 2017 16:29

[UK] VIDEO: Dying for a smoke? Driver is spotted rolling up a cigarette while driving at 60mph down a motorway

A lift engineer, who asked to remain anonymous, caught the footage while driving home with a colleague on the M20 southbound near Maidstone last week. The footage shows the smoker taking so much 'time and effort' to roll the cigarette that he fails to n
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 10, 2017 16:17

[UK] 'Cigarette' fire devastates Bradgate Park in Leicestershire

A discarded cigarette butt could have caused a fire which "devastated" a country park, its owners have said. The blaze destroyed about 1,000 sq m of scrubland at Bradgate Park, in Newtown Linford, Leicestershire, at about 16:45 BST on Saturday.
BBC Online
added Apr 10, 2017 16:32

[UK] Fire death risk cut by vaping rather than smoking, study finds

Analysis of London Fire Brigade figures found that in the last three years, only 14 fires were attributable to e-cigarettes. In comparison, smoking-related fires topped 3,500. These were fires cause by tobacco smoking, and not extinguishing cigarettes pr
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Apr 10, 2017 14:48

[UK, UK-Scotland] E-cigarette use 'can start children smoking for real by tempting them to try nicotine' claims new study

The St Andrews University study found almost three-quarters of adolescent e-cig users also smoked cigarettes . Scotland has the highest smoking rate in Britain - one in five of the population puff away despite health problems linked to the habit. E-ci
The Mirror (uk)
added Apr 9, 2017 19:30
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[UK] 'I recognise my children again': EastEnders legend June Brown, 90, has her eyesight 'saved' in pioneering 60 second operation

The 90-year-old actress , known for her portrayal of chain-smoking laundrette worker Dot Cotton, was one of the first people to undergo the Eyemax Mono operation to treat age-related condition macular degeneration
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 9, 2017 17:46
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