Cigarette Vending Machines

Vending machines: now banned in pubs

Five key changes for pubs now in force

By Ewan Turney

Licensees are reminded that five important changes to the way pubs operate, serve drinks and pay their staff came into force on Saturday.

Abbott: wants ban on cigarette vending machines

Diane Abbott pushes cigarette machine ban

By Gurjit Degun

Labour MP Diane Abbott is calling for the Coalition to "go ahead with Labour's ban on cigarette vending machines and point of sales". This follows a...

Vending machines: official axe date Oct 2011

Wales aligns with England on fag machine ban

By John Harrington

Cigarette vending machines are due to be banned in Welsh pubs in October 2011, in line with England. The Welsh Assembly Government has confirmed the...

Penning: at odds with party line

Tory ban on cheap alcohol in doubt

By Gemma McKenna

A Conservative shadow minister has thrown into doubt the party's willingness to curb cheap alcohol sales in supermarkets. In an exclusive interview...

Vending machines: official axe date Oct 2011

Pub fag machine ban from Oct 2011

By John Harrington

The Government plans to ban cigarette vending machines from pubs in England from 1 October 2011. The ban will cost a huge £709m to the industry, smokers and the Government in lost revenue.

Vending machines: face the chop in England

Lords vote for pub cigarette machine ban

By John Harrington

A total ban on cigarette vending machines looks almost inevitable after Lords rejected an attempt to stop it. Last night an amendment by Lord Howe...

Cig machines: MPs agree to a ban

Cigarette machines may be banned

By Gemma McKenna

Pubs may soon be forced to remove cigarette vending machines as MPs agreed to have them outlawed last night. MPs supported an amendment to have the...

Vending machines: facing tough restrictions

Pubs likely to ditch fag machines

By Ewan Turney

Three-quarters of licensees would rather remove their cigarette vending machines than abide by strict new rules. That is according to a new survey...

Restrictions on vending machines in pubs are not required, says survey

'No need for cig vending machine ban'

By John Harrington

Late-night bars are tackling problems relating to underage entry with "excellent results" — so the Government should lay off new restrictions on...

Action on underage cig sales at pubs

Action on underage cig sales at pubs

By Gemma McKenna

Lancashire pubs could face prosecution for allowing under-18s to buy cigarettes from vending machines. The council is currently pursuing prosecutions...

Vending machine ban could damage pubs

Scots ban pub cigarette vending machines

By Ewan Turney

Pubs will stop selling cigarettes and will ultimately lose customers if vending machines are banned in Scotland, according to the SBPA.

Vending machines: Facing the axe

Vending machine ban could break pubs

By Ewan Turney

A massive 74% of licensees believe the smoking ban has been bad for business — a damning statistic that could become worse if cigarette vending machines are banned.

Tough alternatives to fag vending machine ban

Tough alternatives to fag vending machine ban

By John Harrington

Tough measures to stop sales to children are proposed as an alternative to an outright ban on cigarette vending machines. This weekend the Government...

Cig machines in

Cig machines in

pubs scrutinised by David Castle Cigarette vending machines are on trial in Buckinghamshire following Government concerns over their accessibility to...