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Recent Smoking & ASSIST News

  • Four tobacco makers accused by French anti-smoking of collusionAccording to Yves Martinet, president of the National Committee Against Tobacco, the companies cited in the complaint agreed to "limit themselves to small increases that in reality are adjustments for inflation, (and) which don't influence the (consumption ...
  • PETER HITCHENS: OK, smoking is risky - but starting wars can seriously damage your health...He persuaded women to start smoking by getting them to believe the habit was liberating and their cigarettes were ‘torches of freedom’. In the book he explained how ‘the conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of ...
  • NHS bids to stub out smokingSmoking is already banned in workplaces and outdoors in enclosed space. Now the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Queen’s Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital, is seeking a council by-law to crack down further. It wants ...
  • Smoking adverts and the 'outrageous' cigarette promotions of the pastMost tobacco advertising was banned in the UK in 2003 and redesigning the packets is seen as ... During the early 1900s doctors were used as smoking advocates and "scientific research" suggested the "benefits" of smoking. Now it is well known that smoking ...
  • Smoke clears on cigarette packaging debateIn Australia over the past two years there has been a fierce statistical battle between the tobacco industry and anti-smoking groups over whether plain packaging works. Aussie smokers have been picking up their cigarettes in bland brown packs, plastered ...
  • Germany's smokers could face 'smoking timetable' on their own balconySmokers in Germany could soon face strict limits on when they are allowed to smoke on the balconies of their own homes, after a ruling by the supreme court. The court ruled in favour of a couple who complained that their downstairs neighbours made it ...
  • Parental smoking link to cot deathsThe organisation's Wales officer, Dr Mair Parry, said: "Many neonatal deaths are strongly influenced by pre-term delivery and low birth weight - factors commonly linked to habits such as smoking. "This is a factor that, when compared to the rest of the UK ...
  • Smoke closes UK-France Channel TunnelThe tunnel connecting Britain and France beneath the English Channel closed Saturday because of smoke emanating from a truck, officials said. The problem halted all passenger service in the Channel Tunnel, including the high-speed Eurostar trains from ...
  • Contrasting views of academics on e-cigarettesTwo letters on the topics of tobacco harm reduction and electronic nicotine delivery systems have been written to the Director […]
  • Press coverage – ASSIST in LeedsThe Yorkshire Evening Post published an article about ASSIST on 27th May 2014. You can link to the article here.

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