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Tobacco Control

Another tobacco company breaches advertising code as charity urges young people to tell the industry to ‘smoke this’

An Imperial Tobacco advertisement has been said to be "harmful and irresponsible" in the latest ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority

Australian smokers warm to plain packaging rules

Many smokers in Australia have changed their minds and given a thumbs-up to plain, standardised packaging for tobacco products since its introduction

It’s lung cancer awareness month

November marks lung cancer awareness month, an important time to get people talking about the world’s biggest cancer killer.

Smoke-free plans for London parks and squares

A move described as the biggest public health drive in the world includes plans to make 40 per cent of London smoke-free.

New rules will help prevent e-cigarette advertisements targeting children

New rules published by the Committees of Advertising Practice will prevent e-cigarettes advertisements targeting non-smokers including children.

UK smoking rates continue to fall

The UK has seen a fall in the number of adults who smoke in the country, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The promise and challenges of e-cigarettes – the story continues to unfold

More than two million people in the UK now use e-cigarettes.

A lot’s changed since we last blogged about them. And over the last year we’ve been monitoring the...

No evidence standard packs boost illegal tobacco trade

Claims that standardised packaging of tobacco in Australia would lead to an increase in the illegal tobacco trade or hurt small retailers are untrue.

Ban e-cig use indoors, says WHO

E-cigarettes should face greater restrictions on their use, sale and promotion, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

EU policy language shift ‘follows tobacco industry lobbying’

UK researchers have tracked how tobacco industry language has permeated throughout recent EU tobacco control legislation.