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[UK-Scotland] MSPs back ban on smoking in cars with children

While Ms Watt said the government supported the principle of his Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Bill, she also said changes would need to be made to make the legislation workable. Ms Watt said: “We have always been clear tha
The Scotsman (uk)
added Mar 26, 2015 09:23
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[UK, UK-Northern Ireland] CLARK: Plain packaging: "The politicians have created a nightmare scenario"

the Sun has a major story about the policy potentially driving illicit trade in Northern Ireland... IRA kingpins stand to make millions from new plain tobacco packaging laws after building a secret network of illegal cigarette factories.
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Mar 9, 2015 11:06
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[UK] Decision to deny MPs a debate on plain packaging "absurd" says Conservative MP

There was an interesting discussion about plain packaging on Sky News this morning. The guests were Labour's Luciana Berger, Imperial Tobacco's Axel Gietz and Conservative MP Sir Gerald Howarth.
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Mar 9, 2015 10:51
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[UK] Stop the nonsense say critics of plain packaging

With MPs due to vote on plain packaging legislation this month, members of the public and representatives of some of Britain’s leading think tanks and campaign groups have spoken out against the measure.
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Mar 9, 2015 10:51
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[UK] No public desire for plain packaging say campaigners

"According to a Populus poll published last month the public doesn't view the government’s plain packaging proposals as a priority. "The public wants parliament to prioritise tackling immigration and terrorism, not plain packaging of cigarettes.
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Mar 9, 2015 10:50
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[UK] VIDEO: Smoking ban is 'excessive and no need for legislation'

Simon Clark is the director of pro-smoking choice group, Forest. Mr Clark said the ban was "excessive" as very few smokers still smoked in a car carrying children.
BBC Online
added Feb 11, 2015 22:41
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[UK] BENEDICTUS: Smoke and mirrors: the stealth approach that aims to put cigarettes out for good

There is no official ban on smoking in Millennium or Anchor Square. At this stage, it is just official tutting. Nevertheless, it is the first time that British smokers have been told not to light up in an outdoor public space
The Guardian (uk)
added Feb 7, 2015 15:55
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Plain cigarette packaging: pro-smoking groups and Ukip condemn move

Pro-smoking groups, Ukip and libertarian MPs have all condemned the government’s surprise decision to bring forward a law on plain cigarette packaging before the general election.
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 19:44
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[UK-Scotland] Campaigners urge Scottish Government to reject new laws on e-cigs and tobacco

Forest has urged the Scottish Government to reject proposals to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in enclosed public places and prohibit advertisements for "the fastest growing supermarket product of 2014". Responding to the Scottish Government's Con
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Jan 5, 2015 15:48
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[UK] Forest attacks Public Health England's "poisonous" anti-smoking campaign

Forest has described Public Health England's new anti-smoking campaign as "rotten", "poisonous" and an "abuse of public money".... "What's really poisonous is the way public health campaigners are constantly trying to scare and harass people with exaggera
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Jan 5, 2015 15:45
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