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Up in smoke: the rules of vaping inside pubs

By Georgina Townshend

The smoking ban came into effect in 2007 but where does that leave the many people who now want to vape in your premises rather than smoke cigarettes?

Vaping: what is the law for pubs?

Legal advice

Vaping: what is the law for pubs?

By Poppleston Allen

E-cigarettes are another example of operators taking charge and banning otherwise perfectly legal habits.

Advice on 'legal highs' in your pub


Advice on 'legal highs' in your pub

By Poppleston Allen

This week's legal Q&A focuses on so-called 'legal highs' and what to do if you discover them in your pub.

'E-cigarettes are 95% safer than regular cigarettes,' says MP

E-cigarette debate

MP: Welsh ban on e-cigarettes indoors ‘makes no sense’

By Nicholas Robinson

A long-serving Member of Parliament has slammed the Welsh government’s stance on e-cigarettes, following Swansea Council’s inclusion of them in a consultation on banning smoking in outdoor public spaces, which could impact pub gardens.

Sales of e-cigarettes are on fire

E-cigarettes in pubs - to vape or not to vape

By Phil Mellows

The explosion in the use of electronic cigarettes has handed pub operators a dilemma in terms of whether or not to allow ‘vaping’ indoors. The Publican's Morning Advertiser takes a look at the practice and analyses the latest tobacco trends


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.


E-cigarettes: the politics of vaping

By Phil Mellows

For some time now I’ve been stalking the subject of e-cigarettes, writes Phil Mellows. Vaping, as they call it, since users inhale nicotine-laced vapour rather than smoke, may not be drinking but it does offer an intriguing insight into society’s attitude...

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.

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.

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...



Mike Bell The smoke ban could be a blessing for pubs if licensees are prepared to go with the flow, says the licensee of West London's Portobello...

Nicofix in action

Tobacco gel launched

A tobacco gel that is rubbed into smokers' palms has been launched in Britain ahead of the English ban. The controversial gel, produced by Advanced...