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IEA Discussion Papers are blind peer-reviewed by at least one other academic or researcher who is an expert in the field. As with all IEA publications, the views expressed are those of the authors and not those of the Institute (which has no corporate
Institute of Economic Affairs (uk)
added Aug 7, 2017 11:47

UK will pay almost £25 billion in ‘sin taxes’ next year

New IEA report first of its kind to measure net effect of smoking on the taxpayer in the UK...Contrary to popular belief, the three most censured ‘lifestyle factors’ – alcohol, smoking and obesity – do not cost the taxpayer money. The punitive taxes levi
Institute of Economic Affairs (uk)
added Aug 7, 2017 11:41

Think-tank says smokers’ taxes and early deaths profit UK by £15bn

The think-tank accused politicians of “scapegoating” smokers, drinkers and the obese, claiming the £24.7bn revenue from “sin taxes” far outweighed the costs they impose on the public finances. “Taken together, Britain’s public finances would be £22.8bn w
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Aug 7, 2017 11:35

[UK] My lung cancer horror, by Ronnie Wood: Rolling Stone prepared 'to say goodbye' to his family after diagnosis

In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine today, the 70-year-old tells how the diagnosis, which he has kept secret until now...quit smoking a week before his one-year-old twins Gracie and Alice were born – was diagnosed three mon
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 6, 2017 15:17

[Australia, UK] CHAPMAN: Why anecdotes aren’t strong evidence when it comes to quitting smoking

While compelling, personal anecdotes of what helped people quit smoking suffer from self-selection bias. We don’t hear from people who didn’t succeed.
The Conversation (au)
added Aug 4, 2017 19:10
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[UK] 'Fake' Facebook seller caught peddling counterfeit cigarettes

A Pontypool man has been fined and made to carry out 60 hours of unpaid community work after he was caught selling counterfeit cigarettes. Dominic Leighton-Lewis, 23, of Beech Road, Sebastopol, had been using fake Facebook profiles to sell the goods.
Torfaen County Borough Council (uk)
added Aug 4, 2017 18:05

[UK] Woman fined just hours before giving birth for discarding cigarette butt

The husband of a pregnant woman who was fined £75 for dropping her cigarette butt outside hospital just hours before giving birth has said the fine was “a bit extreme.” Andrew Smith was outside the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre at Burnley General Ho
Burnley Today (Burnley Express) (uk)
added Aug 4, 2017 14:49

[UK] HAWKINS: Telling people ‘you’re wrong’ doesn’t work – for breastfeeding or anything else

Telling people ‘you’re wrong’ doesn’t work – for breastfeeding or anything else If you want to change human behaviour, don’t appeal to logic – just look at the success of the drink driving and passive smoking campaigns
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 4, 2017 00:53
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[UK] Square to stub it out?

OLDHAM'S Parliament Square could be transformed into a no smoking zone under plans to make Greater Manchester tobacco free. The public square, based within the town centre's retail core, was listed alongside Heaton Park as a city space which could be su
Oldham Evening Chronicle (uk)
added Aug 3, 2017 14:59

[UK] South Tyneside on track for ‘smoke-free generation’ by 2030

South Tyneside’s health and wellbeing strategy has been meeting its targets to reduce smoking. The number of people smoking in the borough is at its lowest level in five years, having fallen from 25% in 2010 to 18% today. Coun Tracey Dixon, lead member fo
Shields Gazette (uk)
added Aug 3, 2017 14:36
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