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Recent Smoking & ASSIST News

  • Smoke 'em if you got 'em: Cuban cigars to be allowed back into the USPresident Barack Obama may have given up smoking, but he just made life a little bit better for those who haven't. Hidden in the White House announcement on policy shifts toward Cuba - below the details on normalising diplomatic relations and loosening ...
  • Smoking banned in cars when children are presentSmoking in cars with children is set be banned in England from next October under Government plans. The Department of Health (DoH) said regulations laid before Parliament to make private vehicles carrying under-18s smoke-free were to "protect young people ...
  • Drivers caught smoking with kids in car face hefty fines 'from October'DRIVERS who are caught smoking with their kids in the car could be lumped with hefty fines as soon as October 2015. The government policy to ban people lighting up while on the road has been proposed by the Department of Health in an attempt to "protect ...
  • Ban on smoking in cars with children planned for 2015Smoking in a car while travelling with children could be a criminal offence in England and Wales from October 2015. Campaigners say smoking in such a small space is a real threat to young people's health, and they argue that if this new law is passed it ...
  • Smoking in cars containing children to be BANNED next yearSmoking in cars with children will be banned in England next year. The Government said regulations laid before Parliament to make private vehicles carrying under-18s smoke-free were to "protect young people from the serious health harms of smoked tobacco ...
  • Smoking in cars with children ban closer17 th December 2014 – The UK is a step closer to banning smoking in cars when children are passengers. Wales has already announced similar plans, now proposed laws will be put before Parliament for England. The health organisation Action on Smoking and ...
  • Car smoke ban 'to start in October'Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government. The regulations laid before Parliament propose banning smoking in cars containing under 18s. A fine of £50 will be issued to people who smoke or who ...
  • Drivers face smoking banAn estimated 60,000 youngsters are exposed to second-hand smoke in cars each week. There are already plans to make it illegal to light up in cars with children on board in England and Wales. Mr Hume’s proposal, which went out to consultation last year ...
  • ASSIST working groupsWe have now completed our first round of four regional ASSIST working groups in England and Wales. Thanks to everyone […]
  • 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 […]

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