Tobacco displays to be banned from shops

Instead, cigarettes and other tobacco products will have to be kept under-the-counter from 2012 for large stores and 2015 for small shops, ministers have announced. A consultation will also be launched on whether manufacturers should be forced to put cigarettes into plain packets. A fifth of adults smoke – a figure which has remained steady […]

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Pub chiefs send smoke signals to government

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) claims that 800 pubs have gone out of business since the smoking ban was introduced in 2006 and argues Scotland has the toughest anti smoking legislation in Europe. Scots publicans will meet today with landlords from countries where smoking...

New York extends smoking ban to outdoors

New York City has taken its smoking prohibition outdoors, adding the city’s parks and beaches to the list of places where smoking is banned as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign to promote healthy habits. The ban, which officials hope will prevent problems caused by...

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Lawmakers debate bill to change indoor smoking ban in Nevada

In Assembly Bill 571’s first hearing today, tavern owners renewed their argument that the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act has decimated their businesses, forcing them to lay off employees and costing them millions in revenue. That law, passed by voters in 2006, forced many bars...

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