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Legal smoking age in England could be raised to 21 – report
Independent review also expected to support new taxes on tobacco company profits

Miranda Bryant

21, May, 2022 @12:46 PM

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Cigarette butt recycling scheme aims to stub out waste in Catalonia
Move could provide income for homeless and clean up Barcelona’s streets and beaches, says government

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

20, May, 2022 @10:48 AM

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E-cigarettes ‘as safe as nicotine patches’ for pregnant smokers trying to quit
Pregnant smokers were more likely to quit when using e-cigarettes than patches after four weeks, study shows

Nicola Davis

16, May, 2022 @3:47 PM

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‘Total ban’: could this be the last generation of smokers?
Brookline, Massachusetts, banned the sale of tobacco products to anyone born after 2000, with a NZ law to be introduced this year. Could Australia be next?

Donna Lu

16, Apr, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Call to ban vaping for young Australians after review concludes it causes ‘acute lung injury’
Australian Council on Smoking and Health calls for ban on sale and promotion of e-cigarettes following most comprehensive study yet

Melissa Davey Medical editor

06, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Mental health issues more common among young Australians, national survey suggests
Health survey by Australian Bureau of Statistics also finds young people more likely to binge drink and vape

Tory Shepherd

21, Mar, 2022 @6:57 AM

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Pioneering study finds generational link between smoking and body fat
Females whose grandfathers began smoking at early age tend to have more body fat, Children of the 90s study suggests

Steven Morris

21, Jan, 2022 @10:08 AM

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Can’t quit, won’t quit: confessions of a die-hard smoker
He started in his 30s, has asthma, and can go more than a week without a cigarette – so why does this writer still not think it’s time to stop?


01, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Teenagers four times more likely to smoke if parents do, say experts
Smokers urged to make quitting a new year’s resolution by considering impact on younger generation

Charlie Moloney

28, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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NHS drug pledge broken for asthma sufferers and smokers, report reveals
Exclusive: Charities critical of failure to meet health plan for England, despite 2019 agreement

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

20, Dec, 2021 @3:35 PM

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I’m all for New Zealand giving tobacco a kicking – but don’t criminalise smoking | Eleanor Margolis
Making substances illegal has never worked, simply because it fails to address the reasons why people use them, says columnist Eleanor Margolia

Eleanor Margolis

11, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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New Zealand to ban smoking for next generation in bid to outlaw habit by 2025
Legislation will mean people currently aged 14 and under will never be able to legally purchase tobacco

Tess McClure in Christchurch

08, Dec, 2021 @11:29 PM

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