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  • Tobacco industry has least influence on the UK, watchdog ranking reveals

    Tobacco industry has least influence on the UK, watchdog ranking reveals0

    This slow progress is largely because tobacco industry influence over government policy is hampering global efforts to stamp out smoking, the WHO warned. “The tobacco industry pushes the boundaries and will continue to undermine and thwart tobacco control efforts,” said Dr. Mary Assunta, lead author of the Stop report and head of global research and

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  • Children from Deprived Areas Six Times More Exposed to Tobacco Retail

    Children from Deprived Areas Six Times More Exposed to Tobacco Retail0

    Children from the most income deprived areas experienced similar exposure to tobacco retailing in one day as children from the least deprived areas experienced in one week. This was the finding of new collaborative research between the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, which was published today in the journal Tobacco Control. The researchers used GPS-trackers

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  • The campaign to make alcohol ‘the new tobacco’

    The campaign to make alcohol ‘the new tobacco’0

    If you’ve been watching closely, you’ll have seen the signs. The campaign to turn alcohol into The New Tobacco happened gradually at first but is now approaching full speed. It accelerated last year when two widely reported studies in The Lancet claimed that there is no safe level of drinking. The evidence in these studies,

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  • ‘No evidence’ vaping is a gateway to tobacco

    ‘No evidence’ vaping is a gateway to tobacco0

    There is little evidence that the rapid growth of e-cigarettes between 2011 and 2015 was associated with the ‘renormalisation’ of smoking among teens, according to new research published in the journal Tobacco Control. Favourable perceptions of regular smoking among this age group also fell at a faster rate after the proliferation of e-cigarettes, which wouldn’t be

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