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A Keep Britain Tidy survey of more than 7,000 locations found 14 per cent were ‘heavily’ littered… Cigarette butts were the most commonly found item at 79 per cent of sites, followed by confectionery packaging at 60 per cent and soft drink cans and bot
After crunching the numbers, researchers drew parallels between air pollution and smoking cigarettes – based on the level of fine particulates – and found that enjoying a few days in Prague or Istanbul was the equivalent of smoking four cigarettes.
5, 09 August 2018 Lazy smokers who dropped their cigarette butts and then refused to cough up an £80 penalty have been slapped with fines four-times that amount. A group of seven men – prosecuted by Canterbury City Council – were ordered to pay a
the majority of tweets in praise of vaping were just automated messages written by electronic devices about electronics. So, the researchers worry, bots may actually be behind the driver’s seat of the vaping discussion, skewing public perception to se
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
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
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
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
TAXING vapers makes “no sense” experts said yesterday – after it emerged Treasury beancounters were drawing up plans to slap a tax on e-cigs to pay for the NHS’s £20billion birthday bounty. Whitehall sources are looking at so called “sin taxes” to raise
While plain packaging represents a milestone in tobacco-control policy, future legislation need not simply reflect the past but could set new benchmarks to maximise the potential benefits of this policy.
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