Smoking issues

Smoking issues

‘We need world support’ as Australia presses for plain tobacco packaging

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.

Hospitals get £90,000 'smoking police'

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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Golfer calls for tobacco sales ban

COLIN Montgomerie, the Scots golfer, has called for tobacco sales to be banned.

Traders fight bid to ban tobacco display

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.

Pubs group sees sales fall on ban

ALL Bar One and Harvester owner Mitchells & Butlers has reported slowing sales ahead of the first winter for smoking bans in England and Wales.

Tobacco initiative lit up

A CAMPAIGN group that presses for more controls to beat tobacco smuggling is to launch its new drive at the Scottish Parliament.

Smoking link to baldness

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.

Smoke ban fails to boost pub food

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.

Cigarette machine crackdown call

MSPS yesterday called for a crackdown on vending machines selling cigarettes over fears children are using them to bypass strict new laws on smoking.

MSP argues for cigarette licences

THE sale of cigarettes and tobacco should be licensed in the same way as alcohol, an MSP is demanding.

I'll still ignore smoking ban, vows publican fined £500

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.

Cigarettes stubbed out as part of Lidl's health campaign

DISCOUNT chain Lidl is to stop selling cigarettes in its Scottish shops.

Targeting young smokers at school

TEENAGE smokers could be given lessons in kicking the habit under new plans unveiled yesterday.

New tobacco law rolled out

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.

Shops face coughing up £2500 in underage smoking law blitz

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.

Smoking ban hits cigarette sales in UK

EMBASSY maker Imperial Tobacco said cigarette sales had slipped as smokers curbed their habit following the UK-wide smoking ban.

Age for buying cigarettes to rise by two years - but shopkeepers attack 'lack of warning'

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.

Fall in heart attacks following smoking ban

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.

Traders fear under-18s' cigarette ban

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.

Licensing sale of tobacco key to cutting number of young smokers

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.

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