A Tonypandy resident has been forced to cough up the largest smoking fine so far in Rhondda Cynon Taf! It was a very pricey cigarette for Mr Gethin Richards as he has been fined £560 for thoughtlessly throwing his cigarette butt on to the highway on Cowbridge Road, Pontyclun.
Category: Public Health
Life expectancy in the UK has improved over the last 20 years, but levels of ill health have not and the UK is now below average compared with 18 other countries on many important indicators. These data are revealed by a special analysis of the high profile Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, published in The Lancet.
The NHS Leicester City/Leicester City Council Trust Tobacco Control Coordination Group commissioned a report on the current research in Shisha Smoking. An executive summary is provided below and the full report is attached.
The boss of an illegal shisha lounge has been hammered with fines totalling £1300
Luton Council is reminding residents that anyone caught littering will be prosecuted. Caroline Turner of Abbey Road was found guilty at Luton Magistrates Court of littering from her car in August 2012.
Brent is issuing a warning to local residents of the risks associated with shisha pipe smoking following a huge rise in local shisha bars in recent years.
A cigarette thrown on the ground by a Stafford woman has cost her more than £550.
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Around half (116) of the 235 cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported to the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in England and Wales in 2011 were in returning holiday makers. The annual number of Legionnaires’ cases has fallen from 355 cases in 2010, when around a third (114) were in returning travellers.
Manchester City Council has successfully prosecuted a shisha cafe bar in Rusholme after customers were found smoking shisha on the premises.
A company found breaching a smoking law was ordered to pay more than £2,600 following an investigation by Ealing Council.
A portion of fish and chips with 1800 calories, almost a full adult daily recommended allowance, was discovered when Salford City Council tested takeaway portions in the city.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is working with Birmingham City Council to investigate seven confirmed cases of E. coli O157 in visitors to the Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield in recent weeks.
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is aware of seven confirmed and one possible case of Legionnaires’ disease in people who have stayed or visited Blanes in Costa Brava. Cases are from Spain, the Netherlands and Latvia. The age range of the patients, who are all recovering, is from 48 to 82 years. There are no UK cases associated with this outbreak.
A man who let his dog foul on a football pitch in Stone has been handed a bill of nearly £500. Magistrates heard Nigel Green let his black Labrador dog off its lead at the town’s Westbridge Park. It was seen defecating on the grass behind one of the goalposts in the park.
Mr Mohammed Quren, owner of the Desert’s Rose Ltd, 55 Bute Street in Luton, was found guilty at Luton Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 16 August for failing to comply with law by not preventing smoking in a smokefree place.
North Kesteven District Council is stressing the importance of complying with smoke-free legislation after successfully prosecuting two men smoking in a work vehicle, five years after the law took effect.
Two further case of Legionnaires’ disease have been confirmed in the Stoke-on-Trent outbreak bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 11. All those affected are between their late 40s and mid 70s. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is also investigating two cases identified in early summer as being possibly linked to the current cluster.