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The government, through a combination of ministerial timidity and bureaucratic indifference, is failing to make the most of this potential public health revolution. It should make e-cigarettes available on prescription, with doctors being encouraged to r
The Victorian government is being urged to ban flavoured cigarettes to prevent young people getting hooked to smoking long term. Quit Victoria says the tobacco products with squeezable flavour capsules have been carefully designed by the tobacco industr
A ‘selfish’ smoker says patients and visitors should be forced to ‘walk through cloud of smoke’ to get in and out of a hospital. Dave Atherton, chairman of Freedom2Choose, believes walking through smoke “is not the most inconvenient thing in the world”
An extra £3.2bn is needed each year to reverse the impact that government cuts to the public health grant has had on health services. The public health grant – which enables local authorities to deliver vital public services such as obesity programmes,
The reduction in service use comes amid a fall in the overall number of people smoking in Scotland. The last Scottish Health Survey reported an adult smoking prevalence of 18.2% in 2017, down from 21.1% in 2016. Analysts said the reason for the fall in
‘I absolutely love Camilla, and am very grateful that my teenage years have well prepared me for playing a chain-smoking serial snogger with a pudding bowl hair cut.’
“This is a staggering hypocrisy,” it said, pointing out the firm still promotes smoking outside the UK. “The best way Philip Morris could help people to stop smoking is to stop making cigarettes,” George Butterworth, Cancer Research UK’s tobacco policy
But charities claimed the move was just a way to circumvent tobacco advertising laws and to promote its range of smoking alternatives, including e-cigarettes and “heat not burn” tobacco products.