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[UK] Lung cancer patients' medical records sent to US company linked with tobacco giant Philip Morris

Public Health England released the anonymised NHS data under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act to William E Wecker Associates
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 16, 2018 00:08
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[UK] Health bosses hand medical records of 180,000 British lung cancer patients to US firm working for one of world's biggest tobacco companies

Public Health England handed over anonymised NHS records covering every single lung tumour diagnosed between 2009 and 2013 - some 179,040 patients - to William E. Wecker Associates without the consent of patients or their families. The company have wor
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:51
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[UK] Help for smokers to quit is slashed: Health budget cuts mean only three in five local authorities offer support to quit the habit

Tobacco companies in the UK make a collective profit of about £1 billion a year One in 10 GPs do not provide access to varenicline which helps smokers quit In one in nine areas GPs don't prescribe nicotine replacement therapy
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:42
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[UK] Budget cuts `mean GPs in some areas cannot prescribe stop smoking medications´

Cuts to the public health budget mean smokers in many areas can no longer access stop smoking medications from their GP, health experts have warned. There is now at least one local authority in England where there is a zero budget for addressing smoking,
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:38
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[UK] "Heat-not-burn" tobacco products 'likely to pose less risk than cigarettes'

the products, which heat tobacco in a device to produce a vapour instead of burning it as in conventional cigarettes, still pose a risk to users, the independent Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) annou
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:11
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[UK] Thieves steal £10,000 of illegal tobacco after working out where haul was being kept when officials posted a video boasting about their find

The video clearly shows two vehicles parked next to the container, in the distinctive red and yellow livery of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service. That may have proved to be enough of a hint for thieves cut a 3ft by 2ft hole in the side of the container at
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 14, 2018 21:25
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[UK] Unwanted gifts spoil Tesco's Christmas

Lewis said the collapse of the Palmer & Harvey tobacco supplier had taken “the shine off an otherwise outstanding performance for the period as a whole”. Tesco had to rebuild its supply chain for tobacco and some other products for its smaller stores in
Reuters
added Jan 14, 2018 21:15
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[UK] THE NHS SMOKEFREE PLEDGE

In January 2018 the Smokefree Action Coalition launched the NHS Smokefree Pledge. The Pledge is designed to be a clear and visible way for NHS organisations to show their commitment to helping smokers to quit and to providing smokefree environments which
Smokefree Action (uk)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:44
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[UK] Call for NHS organisations to sign smokefree pledge

CAMPAIGNERS were in Parliament yesterday calling for the NHS to do more to help prevent hospital admissions and deaths from smoking. NHS organisations across the country are being urged to sign the NHS Smokefree Pledge to support patients to quit and cre
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:43
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[UK] Launch of NHS smoke free pledge

Organisations across the NHS and public health gathered in Parliament on Thursday (11 January) to declare support for a smoke free NHS. NHS organisations signing the NHS Smokefree Pledge are making a commitment to help smokers in their care to quit and
Rochdale Online (uk)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:42
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