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Experimental e-Cigarette use in youth on the rise

Experimental e-Cigarette use in youth on the rise | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
E-cigarette use has been linked to current smoking, but low prevalence of regular use suggests a contribution to nicotine addiction is unlikely.
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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions (DECIPHer).(Access to article requires registration (free)).

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Researcher awarded prestigious prize for impact on policy

Researcher awarded prestigious prize for impact on policy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A University of Bristol student has won a prestigious award for her research into tobacco packaging.


Olivia Maynard’s research focuses on the packaging of tobacco products, particularly how plain, standardised packaging impacts on people’s attention to tobacco health warnings.

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The award is for Outstanding Early Career Impact, part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize.

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Can tobacco shed its 'toxic brand'?

Can tobacco shed its 'toxic brand'? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Talking to smokers, many will say if you made it £20 a pack I'd stop smoking,"

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Article quotes Prof John Britton, of the ESRC-funded UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies

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Study suggests smokers turned off by cigarettes in plain packaging

Study suggests smokers turned off by cigarettes in plain packaging | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Selling cigarettes in plain packaging could potentially reduce the cachet of smoking to such an extent that one in 10 may stub out the habit.

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The co-author of the study, Dr Olivia Maynard, won an ESRC Impact Prize for her PhD research into plain packaging. 

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Australia rejects claims of increase in tobacco smuggling

Australia rejects claims of increase in tobacco smuggling | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The Australian government has rebuffed claims by tobacco manufacturers that the introduction of plain packaging laws has sparked an increase in smuggling.
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Article quotes a senior research fellow from the ESRC-funded UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies

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