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[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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[UK] SANDFORD: Considerable scope for improving how local areas tackle smoking

As long as smoking continues to cause thousands of deaths and poor quality of life, it should be treated as a ‘vital sign’, not only clinically for individual patients but as an overall indicator of NHS sustainability.
National Health Executive (NHE) (uk)
added Apr 11, 2017 15:02

[UK] Solent ferry fire prompts Wightlink smoking ban

A smoking ban is being imposed on ferries after it emerged a fire on board a boat crossing the Solent started in a cigarette bin. The blaze started on the deck of the St Faith vessel during a sailing from Portsmouth to Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight in
BBC Online
added Apr 10, 2017 14:49

[UK] Switch to vaping to reduce fire death risk warns London Fire Brigade

On World Health Day (Friday 7 April), fire chiefs are advising smokers to quit altogether but concede that vaping holds fewer fire risks than cigarettes butts, ash, lighters and matches. In the past three years in London, the Brigade has recorded only
Fire Magazine (uk)
added Apr 10, 2017 14:47

[UK] Nine in ten e-cigarettes shops break their own retail rules by selling devices to people who have never smoked

An investigation by the Royal Society of Public Health found nine of ten retailers happily sold to customers who had never smoked - contravening guidelines Experts in this country have vehemently supported the technology, which they insist offers cigaret
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 9, 2017 19:52

How tobacco firms flout UK law on plain packaging

An insider in the tobacco industry has revealed some of the unscrupulous tactics it is using to avoid new restrictions governing the marketing of cigarettes that come into force next month. One strategy – sticking competitive pricing labels on packets,
The Observer (uk)
added Apr 8, 2017 23:51

[UK] VIDEO: Nine out of 10 vape shops 'break industry code by selling to non-smokers', reveals undercover investigation

Some 1,700 specialist shops in England, Scotland and Wales are advised to “never knowingly sell to anyone who is not a current or former smoker, or a current vaper”. The Independent British Vape Trade Association (IBVTA) guidelines aim to stop non-smoke
The Independent (uk)
added Apr 7, 2017 18:51
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