Posts tagged as Smoking

18 02, 2017

E-cigarettes safer than smoking says long-term study

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E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine. Cancer Research UK-funded scientists found that people who swapped smoking regular cigarettes for e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for at least six months, had much lower levels of toxic and cancer causing [...]

10 02, 2017

How Australia is stubbing out smoking

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Australia was the first country in the world to introduce mandatory plain packaging for tobacco products - and the UK will have followed suit by May this year. But will any country copy Australia's plan to keep increasing taxes until a packet of cigarettes costs AUD$40 (£24)? Read more

2 06, 2016

World No Tobacco Day

By | June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

31 May was World No Tobacco Day and the theme this year was ‘Get ready for plain packaging'. In fact, Australia became the first country to implement this policy in December 2012. Plain packaging refers to a “measure to restrict or prohibit the use of logos, colours, brand images or promotional information on packaging other [...]