Pub operators urged to keep policies on e-cigarettes under review

By Phil Mellows

Anti-smoking campaigners are urging pub operators to keep their policies on electronic cigarettes under review as controversy grows around the devices – which deliver nicotine without burning tobacco and produce vapour rather than smoke.

Smoking area: attract smokers

Smoking at pubs: gimme shelter

By Rachel Barnes

Smokers visit pubs more often, stay longer and spend more per visit than non-smokers, so you need to look after them well, says Rachel Barnes.

Personal ashtray: helping to tackle litter problems

Personal ashtray launch

By Robyn Lewis

Cigarette manufacturer Imperial Tobacco has joined forces with CSR Solutions to launch a personal ashtray brand. Butts Out is a pocket-sized ashtray...

Tender trap: Yorkshire hosts have been caught out

'Family' trap for underage cig sales

By Tony Halstead

Licensees are being caught out by new-style entrapment tactics employed by trading standards officers to target underage tobacco sales. Officers are...

Sales from vending machines could be banned and pushed under the counter

Government urged to shelve tobacco plans

By Ewan Turney

The Tobacco Manufacturers Association has called on the Government to shelve plans to push sales under the counter — a point backed by the BII.

A clean break

A clean break

By James Wilmore

Deciding make your pub smoke-free before the ban can be a tough decision in itself. But for Mary Winter she added an extra pressure.As well as...



A new report calls for raising the age for buying cigarettes in Scotland from 16 to 18. It also calls for the licensing of cigarette sales north of...