Category: Public Health

Public Health: Brent shisha cafe fined for permitting smoking

Public Health: Brent shisha cafe fined for permitting smoking

| 9 October, 2013 | 20:05 | Reply

The owner of a cafe called Arabian Night Moon Light was found guilty of permitting the smoking of shisha in a smoke-free area at Willesden Magistrates Court on 3 September.

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Public Health: New tattooing and body piercing guidance published

Public Health: New tattooing and body piercing guidance published

| 12 August, 2013 | 23:01 | Reply

A new Tattooing and body piercing guidance toolkit has been launched. This new guidance will provide local authorities and businesses with information on good standards of practice, and promote safety and consistency across the industry nationally.

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Public Health: New study to give insight into public health risks of ESBL E. coli

Public Health: New study to give insight into public health risks of ESBL E. coli

| 22 July, 2013 | 23:18 | Reply

A new study by Public Health England (PHE) and funded by the Department of Health will, for the first time, establish the most significant reservoirs of a strain of antibiotic resistant bacteria known as ESBL-positive E. coli that cause human illness in the UK.

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Public Health: Newsagent Prosecuted for Smoking on Premises

Public Health: Newsagent Prosecuted for Smoking on Premises

| 11 July, 2013 | 23:48 | Reply

Mr Christopher Gavin Whateley pleaded guilty at Huntingdon Magistrates Court to an offence under Section 8 of The Health Act 2006, in that he failed to prevent smoking at his premises, Whateley’s Newsagents at 82 Ramsey Road, St Ives in a case brought by Huntingdonshire District Council.

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Public Health: Tattoo artist fined for illegally trading at home

Public Health: Tattoo artist fined for illegally trading at home

| 25 June, 2013 | 08:21 | Reply

A tattoo artist has been left with a bill of over £2,000 for persistently trading illegally from a tiny studio based at the back of her garage.

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Public Health: Shisha Lounge fined for smoking ban breach

Public Health: Shisha Lounge fined for smoking ban breach

| 16 June, 2013 | 15:45 | Reply

The owner of a Harrow shisha lounge will have to pay out more than £10,000 after breaching the smoking ban.

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Public Health: Swimming in the River Thames can carry a risk of gastrointestinal illness

Public Health: Swimming in the River Thames can carry a risk of gastrointestinal illness

| 4 June, 2013 | 21:14 | Reply

A new report published by Public Health England (PHE) shows that swimming in the River Thames can carry a risk of gastrointestinal illness.

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Public Health: First prosecutions against shisha bars Leeds

Public Health: First prosecutions against shisha bars Leeds

| 13 May, 2013 | 23:22 | Reply

Two café owners are the first in the city to be prosecuted for flouting the well-established smoking ban by allowing shisha to be smoked.

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Public Health: Hendon shisha bar manager fined for allowing smoking in cellar

Public Health: Hendon shisha bar manager fined for allowing smoking in cellar

| 13 May, 2013 | 23:21 | Reply

The manager of a Hendon shisha bar has been convicted of an offence under smoke-free legislation.

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Public Health: Two fined for smoking in work vehicles

Public Health: Two fined for smoking in work vehicles

| 13 May, 2013 | 21:01 | Reply

Following a recent crackdown, two people were prosecuted for smoking in their work vehicles. Abdul Shakoor of Crawley Road and Keith Fairlie of Napier Road were found guilty at Luton Magistrates Court on April 22. As neither attended the hearing, the case was heard in their absence.

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Public Health: Public Health England priorities for 2013 to 2014

Public Health: Public Health England priorities for 2013 to 2014

| 30 April, 2013 | 20:03 | Reply

Public Health England have published their priorities for 2013 to 2014. Their priorities encompass the organisation’s broad remit, ranging from protecting and improving the nation’s health to building the public health system and increasing its own expertise.

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Public Health: Brent shisha bars warned as crackdown continues

Public Health: Brent shisha bars warned as crackdown continues

| 30 April, 2013 | 19:48 | Reply

Brent Council has warned that it will continue to crack down on shisha bars which flout smoke-free legislation as three more proprietors are ordered to pay over £1,000 each following legal action.

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Public Health: Rhondda Cynon Taf smoker fined £560

Public Health: Rhondda Cynon Taf smoker fined £560

| 28 April, 2013 | 23:17 | Reply

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.

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Public Health: Global Burden of Disease study shows mixed picture for UK health

Public Health: Global Burden of Disease study shows mixed picture for UK health

| 19 March, 2013 | 23:46 | Reply

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.

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Public Health: Shisha smoking – Potential effects and recommendations for action

Public Health: Shisha smoking – Potential effects and recommendations for action

| 13 March, 2013 | 15:22 | Reply

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.

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Public Health: Illegal shisha lounge extinguished

Public Health: Illegal shisha lounge extinguished

| 20 February, 2013 | 10:56 | Reply

The boss of an illegal shisha lounge has been hammered with fines totalling £1300

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Public Health: £435 cigarette proves costly for driver

Public Health: £435 cigarette proves costly for driver

| 19 February, 2013 | 14:05 | Reply

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.

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Public Health: Brent issues warning as shisha smoking soars

Public Health: Brent issues warning as shisha smoking soars

| 7 February, 2013 | 23:27 | Reply

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.

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