G4S faces prosecution over smoking at immigration detention centre – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2019 in detention, immigration, news, prosecutions, security companies, smoking by sally

‘The security company G4S is facing prosecution for allegedly failing to implement a smoking ban at an immigration removal centre, in the first case of its kind.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2019

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Open justice wins out as court releases tobacco case papers – Litigation Futures

‘Another third-party bid to see documents used in a high-profile piece of litigation, this time involving the tobacco industry, has been successful.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th January 2019

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Relaxing vaping laws would cut smoking deaths, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2018 in health, news, select committees, smoking, taxation by sally

‘The government is missing an important opportunity to cut deaths from smoking, says a committee of MPs who are calling for a cut in the tax on e-cigarettes. They are also urging the government to allow more advertising and to rethink the ban on vaping on buses, trains and in other public places.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2018

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Case Comment: R (Black) v Secretary of State for Justice [2017] UKSC 81 – UKSC Blog

‘Is the Crown is bound by the prohibition of smoking in most enclosed public places and workplaces, contained in Chapter 1 of Part 1 of the Health Act 2006?’

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UKSC Blog, 15th August 2018

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Government orders Phillip Morris to stop advertising “healthier” tobacco products or face legal action – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 19th, 2018 in advertising, consumer protection, news, smoking by tracey

‘The Government will take one of the world’s largest tobacco firms to court unless it stops illegally targeting UK consumers with tobacco adverts, a Minister has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2018

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Wales to ban smoking outside hospitals and schools in UK first – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2018 in hospitals, news, smoking, Wales by sally

‘Wales is to become the first country in the UK to ban smoking in outdoor school spaces, playgrounds and hospital grounds.’

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The Guardian, 25th May 2018

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Asylum seekers win case over smoking in immigration detention centres – The Guardian

Posted February 2nd, 2018 in detention, human rights, immigration, news, smoking by sally

‘Two asylum seekers have won a legal challenge against the government when a high court judge ruled on Thursday that it was a breach of their human rights to allow smoking in immigration detention centres.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2018

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Smoking ban cannot be enforced in jails, UK supreme court rules – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2017 in Crown, health & safety, news, prisons, smoking, Supreme Court by sally

‘A prisoner suffering from poor health has lost his attempt to enforce the smoking ban in English and Welsh jails after the supreme court ruled that crown premises are effectively exempt from the enforcement of health regulations.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2017

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New laws on vaping come into effect this week – The Independent

Posted May 16th, 2017 in health & safety, news, smoking by sally

‘Electronic cigarette users will be hit by new restrictions this week, under a new directive cracking down on all smoking products.’

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The Independent, 15th May 2017

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Smoking Law Changes: the six new cigarette and tobacco rules explained – The Independent

Posted May 8th, 2017 in news, smoking by sally

‘From May 21, cigarettes will be sold in plain packaging and 20g will be the minimum size for a bag of tobacco.’

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The Independent, 8th May 2017

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UK supreme court denies tobacco firms permission for plain packaging appeal – The Guardian

Posted April 12th, 2017 in appeals, health, news, smoking, Supreme Court by sally

‘All cigarettes sold in the UK must have standardised packaging from next month after the supreme court refused permission to the tobacco industry to appeal against the new laws.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2017

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How tobacco firms flout UK law on plain packaging – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2017 in brand names, health, news, regulations, smoking, whistleblowers by sally

‘An insider in the tobacco industry has revealed some of the unscrupulous tactics it is using to avoid new restrictions governing the marketing of cigarettes that come into force next month.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2017

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Supreme court to consider appeal to enforce smoking ban in UK jails – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2017 in appeals, health, news, prisons, smoking, Supreme Court by sally

‘The remaining rights of prisoners to smoke inside their cells are to be challenged at the supreme court in a case which, if successful, could inflame discipline problems in prisons.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2017

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London borough demands greater powers over “lawless” shisha cafes – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in drug abuse, licensed premises, local government, news, noise, smoking by sally

‘Local authorities must be given more powers to shut down unregulated shisha cafes as loopholes in Government legislation allow venues to reopen “virtually overnight”, Brent Council has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd February 2017

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Tobacco firms lose plain packaging appeal – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2016 in advertising, appeals, news, smoking by sally

‘Three tobacco companies have lost their appeal against the government’s plain packaging rules for cigarettes packs.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2016

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Just one person fined in UK for smoking with under-18 in car – The Guardian

Posted November 14th, 2016 in children, fines, news, road traffic, smoking by tracey

‘Only one person has been fined for smoking in a car when children are present in the first 12 months since the ban was introduced, according to an investigation.’

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The Guardian, 13th November 2016

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No fines issued for smoking in cars with children – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2016 in children, fines, news, smoking by sally

‘Police are choosing not to enforce a new law protecting children from people smoking in cars, figures suggest.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2016

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A1P1 and public policy: compensation for not fishing? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘An interesting Court of Appeal decision concerning the science of migratory salmon, and the circumstances in which compensation will be granted when an interference with Article 1 Protocol 1 is found.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 22nd June 2016

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New tobacco laws comes into effect with standardised packaging and no menthol cigarettes – The Independent

Posted May 20th, 2016 in EC law, news, smoking by tracey

‘A new EU law has come into effect that will change the way people buy cigarettes and other tobacco products.’

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The Independent, 20th May 2016

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New law banning 10-packs of cigarettes and making packaging bland come in next week – The Independent

Posted May 16th, 2016 in health, news, smoking by sally

‘The laws on cigarette packaging are set to change by the end of the month, with 10-packs banned and boxes designed to be ‘drab’ and covered in health warnings.’

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The Independent, 14th May 2016

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