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[UK] Union tarred by Imperial Tobacco sponsorship dealings

The Oxford Union has backed out of an offer by Imperial Tobacco to sponsor a debate on the morality of the tobacco industry following an investigation. This follows outrage and unhappiness from speakers invited to oppose the tobacco industry. They conta
Cherwell Online (Oxford Student Publication) (uk)
added Apr 25, 2015 12:49

[UK-Scotland] Group says enforcing smoke-free zones at hospitals would be a ‘complete waste of money’

A Courier investigation this week revealed smokers are flouting new rules to stub out the habit in Tayside and Fife. But Simon Clark, director of pro-smoking organisation Forest, slammed calls for laws to be tightened against those having a fly puff in
Dundee Courier (uk)
added Apr 24, 2015 07:06
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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] 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

[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

[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] 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

[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

[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

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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