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The battle for control of the cigarette packet

The battle for control of the cigarette packet | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
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Battle for control of the cigarette packet #ECON1 

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CVS abandons sale of cigarettes - FT.com

CVS abandons sale of cigarettes - FT.com | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
CVS Caremark, the US’s second-largest pharmacy chain, will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its stores from October, as part of a pivot away from general retail and towards healthcare. US drugstores, which can sell everything
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Schools urged to ban high-caffeine, sugary energy drinks such as Red Bull

Schools urged to ban high-caffeine, sugary energy drinks such as Red Bull | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
John Vincent, restaurateur who wrote School Food Plan, says energy drinks can cause behavioural problems in children
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New look at plain cigarette packets

New look at plain cigarette packets | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
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Mr Jones's curator insight, December 3, 2013 11:23 AM

What difference will this type of branding restriction make to different groups of smokers/potential smokers?

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Smoking ban considered for prisons

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The Prison Service says it is considering banning smoking in all parts of prisons in England and Wales, with trials set to start in the spring.
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Shoppers in England to be charged for plastic bags

Shoppers in England to be charged for plastic bags | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
Nick Clegg to unveil new 5p cost of bags in supermarkets and large stores to cut use of environmentally damaging products
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Coke looks to head off obesity criticism - FT.com

Coke looks to head off obesity criticism - FT.com | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola will put calorie counts on the front of all its packages and make diet sodas more widely available around the globe as the company looks to head off criticism that its sugary drinks contribute to obesity.
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Britons least likely to get a windfall

Britons least likely to get a windfall | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
You can stop worrying about whether your parents are SKIs – spending the kids' inheritance.
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A fat chance

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No more tax, thank God FARMERS, retailers and shoppers whooped with joy this week when the government announced the abolition of one of its most hated taxes: a...
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Chinese smog arrives in Japan: Airpocalypse's international tour

Chinese smog arrives in Japan: Airpocalypse's international tour | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
By Erik Crouch Image via The Asahi Shimbun Now that you've got 'PM2.5' added to your daily vocabulary, it's time for a new one:
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Green Deal loans scheme to launch

Green Deal loans scheme to launch | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
The government launches its Green Deal, with householders offered long-term loans to make their homes more energy efficient and cut bills.
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Pollution warning on third runway

Pollution warning on third runway | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
A third runway at Heathrow would lead to many more early deaths from pollution than a new airport built in the Thames Estuary, a study warns.
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Paying people to quit smoking works: study

Paying people to quit smoking works: study | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
Offering people small financial incentives to adopt healthy behaviours can boost motivation, according to a study.
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Demerit Goods: 'Sugar is the new tobacco'

Demerit Goods: 'Sugar is the new tobacco' | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
The growing obesity epidemic could be “halted or reversed” in less than five years if the food industry makes cuts the amount of “hidden sugar” in our food, leading doctors have said.

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Matt Smith's curator insight, January 11, 2014 4:53 AM

Essential reading. Lots of economics here.

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#NewDemeritGood

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demerit good; addiction; negative externality

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'Smart Drug' Modafinil Risks Student Health

'Smart Drug' Modafinil Risks Student Health | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
Growing numbers of university students are said to be using a narcolepsy drug to keep up with their peers and get through exams.
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Senior police in 'drunk tanks' call

Senior police in 'drunk tanks' call | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
Senior police officers back the use of privately-run cells, for holding drunks who could have to pay for their care, to tackle alcohol-fuelled disorder.
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Do smokers cost society money? - USATODAY.com

Do smokers cost society money? - USATODAY.com | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
Smoking takes years off your life and adds dollars to the cost of health care. Yet nonsmokers cost society money, too by living longer.
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Many more Britons drinking harmfully than thought, survey suggests

Many more Britons drinking harmfully than thought, survey suggests | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it

Britons underestimate the amount they drink by 40%

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The Bike Helmet Paradox

The Bike Helmet Paradox | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
Plastic shells keep our heads from coming open, but they also deter us from riding bicycles. And riding bicycles is good for people and Earth.
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BBC - Newsbeat - Dentists' fears over High Street teeth whitening

BBC - Newsbeat - Dentists' fears over High Street teeth whitening | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
Dentists say they're concerned about some teeth whitening treatments being offered on the High Street.
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China 'Might End Ban On Games Consoles'

China 'Might End Ban On Games Consoles' | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
The market is worth billions a year but has been off-limits for more than a decade because of legislation brought in by Beijing.
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Tasmania considers cigarette ban for anyone born after 2000 - Telegraph

Tasmania considers cigarette ban for anyone born after 2000  - Telegraph | AS Merit-Demerit goods | Scoop.it
The Australian state of Tasmania is considering a ban on cigarette sales to anyone born after the year 2000 in an attempt to create a smoking-free generation.
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