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

Regina (G) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust; Regina (N) v Secretary of State for Health – WLR Daily

Regina (G) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust; Regina (N) v Secretary of State for Health [2009] EWCA Civ 795; [2009] WLR (D) 260

“A policy of banning smoking in the premises of an NHS trust, which had the effect of prohibiting smoking for those detained in a high security psychiatric hospital, did not contravene the patients’ human rights and was lawful.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2009

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.

Smoke ban row landlord in court – BBC News

“A landlord who has refused to enforce the smoking ban is in a High Court battle over his local council’s bid to revoke his premises licence.”

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BBC News, 2nd December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Smokers are banned from fostering – BBC News

“Smokers in a north-east London borough will not be able to foster children from January 2012 – unless there are ‘exceptional circumstances’.

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BBC News, 5th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hotel owner prosecuted for smoking on her own premises – Daily Telegraph

“A hotel owner has been prosecuted for smoking a cigarette in her property while nobody else was there.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th August 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Council punishes decorator with on-the-spot fine for smoking in his van – The Times

“A self-employed painter and decorator has been given a £30 on-the-spot fine for smoking in his own van because it is classified as a workplace.”

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The Times, 25th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Smoke ban for mental health units – BBC News

“The smoking ban is being extended to the buildings and grounds of mental health hospitals in England.”

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BBC News, 1st July 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cigarette machines may be banned – BBC News

“Cigarette vending machines and packets of 10 could be outlawed under government plans aimed at preventing children and young people smoking.”

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BBC News, 31st May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina (G) v Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust; Regina (N) v Secretary of State for Health; Regina (B) v Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust – Times Law Reports

Regina (G) v Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust; Regina (N) v Secretary of State for Health; Regina (B) v Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust

Queen’s Bench Divisional Court

“Preventing detained mental patients from smoking was not a breach of article 8, right to respect for private and family life, or article 14, prohibiting discrimination, of the European Convention on Human Rights.”

The Times, 28th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

The last gasp: Health Secretary signals new smoking curbs – The Independent

“Cigarettes will be banned from public display in shops and vending machines are to be scrapped under dramatic new plans designed to curb smoking among young people.”

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The Independent, 26th May 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

R (G) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust; R (N) v Secretary of State for Health; R (B) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust – WLR Daily

R (G) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust [2008] EWHC 1096 (Admin); R (N) v Secretary of State for Health; R (B) v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust; [2008] WLR (D) 162

A provision which had the effect of prohibiting smoking in a high security psychiatric hospital was not incompatible with the human rights of detained mental patients and was not unlawful.”

WLR Daily, 21st May 2008

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.

Patients lose smoking ban appeal – BBC News

“High Court judges have ruled psychiatric patients should not be allowed to smoke at a high security mental hospital.”

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BBC News, 20th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

80 prosecuted since smoking ban – BBC News

“Seventy nine people and one business have been prosecuted for flouting the smoking ban in the year since it was introduced in Wales, figures show.”

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BBC News, 2nd April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Smoke ban rebel owner fined again – BBC News

“The first landlord in England to be prosecuted under the smoking ban has been fined again for continuing to allow his customers to light up.”

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BBC News, 26th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cigarettes to be sold under shop counters – The Times

“Cigarettes are to be forced beneath shop counters with supermarkets and cornershops banned from displaying tobacco products, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 24th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Rampton patients test smoking ban – The Times

“Patients at a top security psychiatric hospital have brought a test case over the Government’s smoking ban.”

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The Times, 12th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Pensioners challenge smoking ban – BBC News

“Pensioners are launching a legal battle against a smoking ban which stops them lighting up in the communal room of their sheltered housing.”

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BBC News, 10th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police filmed buying cigarettes for children – Daily Telegraph

“An investigation has been launched after an Internet video appeared to show police officers buying cigarettes for underage youths.”

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Daily Telegraph, 21st November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Smoker must pay hotel for room clean-up – The Times

“A hotel guest who enjoyed illicit cigarettes in his no-smoking bedroom has been ordered to pay compensation to the establishment’s owners.”

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The Times, 12th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Move for ban on cigarette vending machines – Daily Telegraph

“Cigarette vending machines could be banned to stop them being used by child smokers, it emerged yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pub landlord fined for flouting smoking ban – Daily Telegraph

“A pub landlord who allowed smokers to light up on his premises has been fined in court for flouting the smoking ban in public places.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pub landlord faces first smoking breach case – Reuters

“The first pub landlord charged with flouting the ban on smoking in public places is due to appear in court on Wednesday, a council spokeswoman said.”

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Reuters, 1st August 2007

Source: www.reuters.com

‘First’ smoking prosecution bid – BBC News

“A Blackpool landlord could become the first in England to be prosecuted under the new anti-smoking legislation.”

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BBC News, 11th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Some defy the law, the rest just grin and bear it – The Times

“They have had their last gasp indoors, and yesterday smokers across England got their first taste of their new social status as the pariahs of the pub.”

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The Times, 2nd July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Smokers choke on ‘injustice’ as ban starts – The Independent

“The historic right to smoke in public places in England was extinguished in an instant yesterday, with only a handful of rebels puffing away in defiance.”

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The Independent, 2nd July 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Legal challenge to ban on smoking – BBC News

“A legal challenge to the government’s smoking ban in England will be launched at the High Court by campaigners.”

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BBC News, 29th June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legal Opinion: Introduction of no-smoking law raises prospect of litigation – The Independent

“Saturday will be the last day for smoking in an enclosed public space. Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, considers the possibility of legal actions against the ban.”

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The Independent, 27th June 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Cherie to challenge smoking ban – BBC News

“Cherie Blair has been hired by an erotic nightclub to challenge the smoking ban about to come into force in enclosed public places in England.”

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BBC News, 22nd June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rampton patient fights smoking ban at high security hospital – The Guardian

“Patients at Rampton high security psychiatric hospital, which houses some of the country’s most dangerous criminals, are challenging a smoking ban in a test case which claims the refusal to permit cigarettes in the hospital’s buildings or grounds violates their human rights.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

No smoke without fire – The Lawyer

“The smoking ban may stop claims over second-hand smoke, but will the smokers themselves start claiming it’s all too unfair?”

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The Lawyer, 21st May 2007

Source: www.legalweek.net


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