Archive for the 'smoking' Category

Shops to be banned from displaying tobacco products – The Guardian

“Government announces rules to keep tobacco out of sight in shops and considers making plain packaging mandatory.”

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The Guardian, 9th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

High Court upholds bid to ban cigarette machines – The Independent

“Government plans to ban cigarette vending machines to help prevent under-age smoking were upheld as lawful by the High Court today.”

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The Independent, 1st December 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Merton London Borough Council v Sinclair Collis Ltd – WLR Daily

Merton London Borough Council v Sinclair Collis Ltd [2010] WLR (D) 286

“Notwithstanding the civil complaint procedure embodied in s 7(2) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (as amended), a sale of tobacco to a person under the age of 18 through a cigarette vending machine was capable of being an offence contrary to s 7(1) of the 1933 Act.”

WLR Daily, 10th November 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Prisoner sues after he is banned from smoking – Daily Telegraph

“A prisoner addicted to tobacco is seeking damages after he was banned from smoking for swearing at a prison officer.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ex-landlord jailed over smoking ban at Bolton pubs – BBC News

“A former pub landlord who is thought to be the first person in the UK to be jailed after flouting the smoking ban is ‘devastated’, his wife says.”

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BBC News, 27th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Smokers to face doorway ban in new public health policy – The Guardian

“Smokers could be forced to light up away from the entrances to public buildings under government moves aimed at ensuring that no more than one in 10 Britons smoke cigarettes.”

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The Guardian, 1st February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Fake cigarette’ legal bid fails – BBC News

“A lorry driver lost his bid to overturn a smoking fine despite claiming he was using an ‘electric’ cigarette.”

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BBC News, 3rd August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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