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Instagram posts banned for promoting e-cigarettes

Four vape firms have had Instagram posts banned for promoting e-cigarettes The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld complaints against Mylo Vape, Attitude Vape, Ama Vape Lab and Vype makers, British American Tobacco. All the banned posts were on Instagram. Complaints were brought from agencies Action on Smoking and Health, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products. These…

More US adults doubt e-cigarettes

More US adults doubt e-cigarettes and their safety, according to a study by Georgia State University The study, by the University’s School of Public Health, finds more adults in the US believe e-cigarettes are dangerous. The number of adults who consider e-cigarettes are as harmful as, or more harmful than, cigarettes increased between 2017 and 2018. This means the increase…

News: Nearly half of the UK’s local authorities no longer offer a stop smoking service

A staggering 44 percent of local authorities do not offer smokers a specialist smoking cessation service, a report from Action on Health and Smoking (ASH) and Cancer Research UK has found. The report, ‘A Changing Landscape: Stop smoking services and tobacco control in England,’ found that between 2014/15 and 2017/18 total spending by local authorities on stop smoking services and…