Monthly Archives: August 2012

US court rules against tobacco health images

    Graphic pictures on tobacco packaging violate the U.S. constitution. A hearing held in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. upheld an appeal by tobacco companies that the graphic pictures violate the tobacco companies’ right to free … Continue reading

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Little Boxes made of Ticky Tacky

Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive of leading anti-tobacco charity ASH Scotland said on Friday: We know that plain, standardised packaging will make tobacco less attractive to young people. The tobacco industry knows it too and that is why they are throwing … Continue reading

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A Quarter of a Million against Plain Packaging

News fresh in today: 235,000 people have signed the Hands Off Our Packs petition against plain packaging. And we know that many people have also responded directly to the Government’s consultation, which was extended until this Friday 10th August. Are … Continue reading

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Smoking Bans in Play Areas

No Smoking = Empty Swings? Recent measures by Paddock Wood Town Council to stop smokers lighting up in play areas are ultra vires  even by their own admission – but are likely to be followed by other councils. The danger … Continue reading

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Nothing2Declare Launches New Forum

UK Cross border shoppers can now exchange news and views in their own forum. Smoking Hot and friends over at Nothing 2 Declare , whose website advises cross-border shoppers, have started what they decribe as “a cheap and cheerful forum … Continue reading

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