AUSTRALIA’S government has urged other countries to shun the advances of big tobacco companies looking to block the country’s proposals for some of the toughest anti-smoking laws in the world.
A HEALTH board is spending £90,000 on a team of "smoking police" to stop people lighting up in hospital grounds.
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COLIN Montgomerie, the Scots golfer, has called for tobacco sales to be banned.
THE Tobacco Alliance group of retailers will this week gather in Edinburgh to mobilise a campaign against Scottish Government proposals restricting the sale of cigarettes and cigars.
ALL Bar One and Harvester owner Mitchells & Butlers has reported slowing sales ahead of the first winter for smoking bans in England and Wales.
A CAMPAIGN group that presses for more controls to beat tobacco smuggling is to launch its new drive at the Scottish Parliament.
SMOKING may help make men prematurely bald, new research suggests. The habit is already linked to numerous aspects of ill health, including lung cancer, heart disease and impotence.
AN EXPECTED boom in sales of pub meals as a result of the smoking ban has not arrived, according to a report out today. Some 54 per cent of pub landlords reported no change in their food sales.
MSPS yesterday called for a crackdown on vending machines selling cigarettes over fears children are using them to bypass strict new laws on smoking.
THE sale of cigarettes and tobacco should be licensed in the same way as alcohol, an MSP is demanding.
A SCOTTISH pub landlord vowed yesterday to continue to allow his customers to flout the smoking ban in England after being fined for offences at his bar in Blackpool.
DISCOUNT chain Lidl is to stop selling cigarettes in its Scottish shops.
TEENAGE smokers could be given lessons in kicking the habit under new plans unveiled yesterday.
NO-ONE under the age of 18 will be able to buy tobacco anywhere in Britain from today. A new law making it illegal for the under-18s to buy cigarettes or any other tobacco product comes into force today, raising the legal age for buying tobacco from 16 to 18 - in line with alcohol.
SHOP owners will face a crackdown on the sale of cigarettes to underage customers from Monday when the legal age for buying tobacco rises from 16 to 18.
EMBASSY maker Imperial Tobacco said cigarette sales had slipped as smokers curbed their habit following the UK-wide smoking ban.
THE legal age for buying cigarettes in Scotland is to rise from 16 to 18 next month, after MSPs unanimously backed a change in the law.
A REPORT this week showed heart attacks were down by 20 per cent among non-smokers since Scotland's smoking ban was introduced in March last year.
THE SCOTTISH Parliament is expected to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes from 16 to 18 today, raising concerns among shopkeepers of attacks by aggressive youngsters.
SMOKING is still Scotland's biggest preventable killer - 24 per cent of preventable deaths in Scotland each year are due to smoking, rising to 34 per cent in some areas.