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[UK] New 'Smoke- Free Driving' Law – Significant Legal Change or a Load of Smoke Without Fire?

As straightforward as this new law seems to be, as usual, it throws up a few unexpected consequences. Take the example of a 17 year old boy. He can smoke alone in his vehicle perfectly legally, however as soon as his mother gets into the car, she, as a (uk)
added Sep 25, 2015 14:19

[UK] Council to ban staff smoking breaks

Nottinghamshire County Council has said its 9,000 employees will be barred from smoking during work time with the ban extending to e-cigarettes... Director Simon Clark says employers have "no business" prohibiting employees smoking outside working hours w
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Sep 3, 2015 11:38
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[UK-Scotland] Hospital smoking ban plan 'petty', Holyrood committee told

Simon Clark from Forest made the remark while giving evidence to Holyrood's health committee. Hospitals have banned smoking in their grounds, but it is being flouted. Sheila Duffy, from anti-smoking group Ash Scotland, said in a 2014 survey, 73% of Scot
BBC Online
added Sep 2, 2015 15:21

[UK] It’s a drag: tobacco lobby fights plain packaging and new smoking ban ($$)

When an influential health charity recently called for smoking to be banned in pub gardens, there was an immediate outcry. The pro-smoking campaign group Forest, the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) and a number of MPs voiced concern over the rep
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 24, 2015 07:34
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[UK] Campaigners call for extension of smoking ban to beer gardens

Pro smoking groups says calls to extend smoking ban to beer gardens will see pubs close, while campaigners issue health warnings Campaigners have opened up a second front in their battle with smokers. They say the public smoking ban should be extended
Newcastle Evening Chronicle/Chronicle Live (uk)
added Aug 17, 2015 09:03

[UK-Scotland] Minister dismisses calls for Scots smoking ban to be extended to outside licensed premises

But the Scottish Government said it had no plans to take the idea forward, and the pro-smoking lobby said furthering the ban would "discriminate" against smokers. The RSPH charity – which includes more than 6,000 public health professionals in its ranks
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Aug 14, 2015 07:44

[UK] VIDEO: Stillbirths down since smoking ban, researchers say

Stillbirths have dropped by almost 8% since the introduction of the smoking ban, according to new research. It comes as the Royal Society for Public Health is calling for an extension of the smoking ban to include pub gardens, parks and outside schools i
BBC Online
added Aug 14, 2015 07:25
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[UK] CLARK: Why there shouldn’t be a complete smoking ban at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Managers say the NHS spends £2.7bn a year treating smoking-related health problems. Well, I’ve got news for them. Smokers contribute more than £10bn annually through tobacco taxation. If you contribute that amount to public funds you don’t deserve to be t
Derbyshire Times (Bakewell Today) (uk)
added Aug 10, 2015 09:50
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[UK] Stoke-on-Trent City Council approves Hanley smoke-free plans

People in Stoke-on-Trent are being asked about proposals to "control" smoking in some public spaces. The city council will launch a public consultation on its plans in October and, depending on the results, will seek to make some areas smoke-free. The co
BBC Online
added Jul 29, 2015 12:15

Brighton is set to become first UK city to ban smoking on the beach

Simon Clark, saying: ‘Smokers should smoke responsibly, with consideration for others around them, but extending the smoking ban to open spaces is unnecessary, unjust and another attack on individual freedom. ‘There's no evidence that smoking in the open
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 22, 2015 19:21
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