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Smoking and high blood pressure may be linked to ageing of the brain

Researchers at King’s College London have identified several cardiovascular risk factors, including smoking and high blood pressure, which may be associated with the accelerated decline of memory, learning, attention and reasoning in older adults. Further information is available here

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Smoking and drug taking in schoolchildren falls

Drug-taking among secondary school children in England has fallen by 12 percent in the past 10 years, the NHS Information Centre has reported. The report also showed that 25 percent of 11 to 15-year-olds had smoked at least once, the … Read more → – Smoking and drug taking in schoolchildren falls

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Campaign warns of the dangers of second-hand smoke in the home and car

A national advertising campaign has launched to emphasise the dangers of secondhand smoke in the home and car. More than 80 percent of cigarette smoke is invisible and odourless and smokers are warned that there is no safe level of … Read more → – Campaign warns of the dangers of second-hand smoke in the home and car

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Tobacco display legislation

From the 6 April 2012, large shops in England will be required by law to cover up all tobacco products on their shelves. The same will apply to small shops from 2015. The evidence behind the legislation shows that open … Read more → – Tobacco display legislation

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Consultation on tobacco packaging launched

The Department of Health has launched a consultation on standardised (or ‘plain’) packaging of tobacco products to explore whether this could  reduce the uptake of smoking. If adopted, the policy would require manufacturers to supply products in unbranded packaging of … Read more → – Consultation on tobacco packaging launched

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