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ASH Daily News for 10 April 2013


UK rises up Unicef child well-being ranking

The well-being of British children has improved in a number of areas in recent years but they still lag behind many of their European neighbours, a Unicef report says.

Action on smoking, drinking and obesity has seen success but concerns remain about further education and unemployment.
See also:
– British children facing bleaker future under coalition, says Unicef, The Guardian
The State of the World’s Children 2011, Unicef (pdf)

Source: BBC News – 10 April 2013

ASH Scotland says tobacco advertising drive shows industry ‘up to its same old tricks’

Health campaigners at Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Scotland have responded to reports of a new advertising drive by Japan Tobacco International opposing the Scottish Government’s support for plain, standardised packaging for tobacco products.
Source: Talking Retail – 09 April 2013

Coventry: Council swoop on city shisha bars

A raid on Coventry shisha bars has resulted in the seizure of hundreds of packs of illegal tobacco, the closure of a number of bars for breaching the smokefree laws and other bars switching to selling tobacco free products.
Source: Coventry Telegraph – 09 April 2013

Gloucestershire: Shopkeeper jailed for selling illegal tobacco

A Stroud shopkeeper has been jailed for 18 weeks after pleading guilty for selling illegal tobacco. This follows a previous 12-week sentence suspended for 18 months and 120 hours of unpaid work.
Source: This is Gloucestershire – 09 April 2013

USA: Smoking in youth-rated movies doubles

Smoking scenes in youth-rated movies doubled in number between 2010 and 2012, and have returned to the same level as a decade ago, according to a new report.

The researchers said the increase — which comes just a year after the U.S. Surgeon General warned that watching movies with smoking scenes causes youngsters to start smoking — is a setback for national youth tobacco prevention goals.

The report found that half of youth-rated movies in 2012 delivered an estimated 14.8 billion “tobacco impressions” to audiences, a 169 percent increase from the historic low in 2010.

The study was funded by Legacy, a nonprofit, antismoking foundation based in Washington, D.C.

Source: Health – 09 April 2013

JTI celebrates Camel centenary

Celebratory events will commence this month with events at duty-free locations in airports across Latin America. JTI has commissioned 20 international artists, designers, painters, musicians and DJs to create images and soundtracks for over 100 original artworks for the “Remix” celebrations.
Source: DFNI Online – 09 April 2013

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