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[UK] How counterfeit cigarettes containing pesticides and arsenic make it to our streets

Almost 45 billion fake cigarettes, which can contain arsenic, pesticides and rat poison, are smoked in the UK each year. Oliver Bennett speaks to the man smoking out the smugglers
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 8, 2018 20:03
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[UK] Vaping industry writes to chancellor about rumoured ‘vape tax’

The UK Vaping Industry Association, in partnership with leading think tanks and pressure groups, has sent a letter to the chancellor and secretary of state for health regarding rumours that government is considering imposing a ‘sin tax’ on vaping. The l
Talking Retail (uk)
added Aug 8, 2018 15:51
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[UK] Malia Obama is pictured snuggling up to her British boyfriend in a London underground station before the couple light matching cigarettes during her trip to Europe

Malia appears to have inherited her father, Barack's, weakness for nicotine. He was a heavy smoker before entering White House and used nicorette gum to fight the habit
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 7, 2018 21:33
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[UK] Revealed: tobacco giant's secret plans to see off plain cigarette packets

Documents circulated within [PMI]...marked "for internal discussion and illustration purposes only", show how the owner of the Marlboro brand drew up an astonishingly detailed attack plan to "ensure that PP [plain packaging] is not adopted in the UK".
The Observer (uk)
added Aug 7, 2018 17:52
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[UK] Smoking, Vaping and Tobacco Position Statements September 2017 (PDF)

In March 2016 it was reported that there were 113 fires caused by e-cigarettes in three years. IRS data shows that there have been over 16,000 smoking related fires over the same period. These figures indicate the higher risks associated with smoking.
National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) (uk)
added Aug 7, 2018 17:32
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[UK] Roadshow will provide information about illegal cigarettes and tobacco

The visit is part of a roadshow, also visiting King’s Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Norwich, and will help people find out more about illegal cigarettes and tobacco and the hazards they pose. People will also be able to meet Yoyo the tobacco sniffer dog who
Thetford and BrandonTimes (uk)
added Aug 7, 2018 17:11
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[UK] Fire chiefs issue safety advice after suspected vape battery blaze at Sunderland family's home

Fire chiefs have today issued safety advice after a family escaped a blaze at their home which is thought to have been caused by a vape battery. Robert Allan, wife Kirsty and children Jack and Lilly-Rose were in bed at their home in North View, South Hyl
Sunderland Echo (uk)
added Aug 7, 2018 17:00
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[UK] QUID A CIG! Packet of fags could cost £20 in 16 MONTHS in 100% price hike

A massive 100% price hike to fags has been mooted by health experts in a crackdown to stop smokers. The researchers say the current price of £10 for 20 smokes is not high enough to force people to quit. They claim the bad habit is still “too affordable
Daily Star (uk)
added Aug 7, 2018 02:40
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[UK] PRYOR: A tax on vaping would lead to more smoking deaths

Our smoking rate is the second lowest in Europe because we’ve embraced a liberal, evidence-based approach to e-cigarettes. An unlikely coalition of public health bodies, anti-smoking campaigners and free marketeers is united in recognising that vaping ha
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:40
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[UK] WALLACE: A vaping tax would kill people

A couple of months ago, I warned that the enthusiasm of some Conservative politicians (Sarah Wollaston, I’m looking at you) for dour, miseryguts policies – taxing puddings and sweets, bringing the weight of the state to bear as a tool to bully people for
ConservativeHome (blog) (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:39
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