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Glitzy cigarette packs entice kids to start deadly addiction

A new study reveals for the first time that glitzy and glamorous cigarette packaging makes children susceptible to smoking.

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Mums and grans back plain, standardised packaging to protect children from tobacco marketing

While the UK government remains unsure about the effectiveness of removing glamorous packaging on cigarettes, eight in ten women have less doubt and agree that bright, colourful packaging tends to make products more attractive to children aged under 18 according to new figures published by Cancer Research UK today.

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England’s stop smoking services help more than 20,000 smokers to give up

England’s NHS ‘stop smoking services’ have enabled at least 20,000 smokers to kick the habit long term in 2010/11 according to new research in the British Medical Journal today (Wednesday), with the number of smokers helped more than tripling over their ten years of operating.

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Cutting down can help quitting but doesn’t cut death rates on its own

Smokers who cut down – but do not give up – are unlikely to reduce their chances of dying prematurely, a Scottish study has confirmed.

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Removing branding from cigarette packets stubs out their appeal

Women say they get less satisfaction and less enjoyment from smoking cigarettes that come in plain, standardised packs – according to new research released today (Thursday).

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Further adverts from Japan Tobacco International ruled misleading

A series of advertisements from Japan Tobacco International (JTI) made claims that cannot be substantiated and breached the UK advertising code according to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) today (Wednesday).

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Public slams tobacco industry as untrustworthy

Almost two thirds of the public distrust the tobacco industry to present believable and independent arguments on reduce smoking rates new figures show.

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Japan Tobacco International gave a ‘misleading impression’ to the public

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) made false claims that could not be substantiated according to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) today (Wednesday).

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New Zealand plans standardised tobacco packaging

The New Zealand government has announced plans to put all tobacco products into plain, standardised packaging with large, graphic health warnings.

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Smokers leave a history of their addiction in DNA

Smokers are leaving a history of addiction in their DNA that may help to measure their risk of cancer, according to research presented at the NCRI Cancer Conference today.

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