Smoking

Unpopular opinion: the sector has opposed a push for MPs consider a smoking ban condition for local authorities considering pavement licences

Smoking restrictions 'last thing pub trade needs'

By Emily Hawkins

Pub sector stakeholders have said the last thing the trade needs is further restriction in response to calls for the Government to make banning smoking a necessary condition for pub pavement licences.

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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?

'Kick in the teeth': Forest publishes report on smoking ban and its impact on pubs

Pro-smoking group calls for review 10 years after ban

By Georgina Townshend

A pro-smoking campaign group has called on the Government to review the impact the smoking ban had on pubs, and to “consider alternatives to the policy”, as the UK approaches its 10-year anniversary.

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.

'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.

The RSPH wants the smoking ban extended

Smoking Ban

Call for smoking ban to cover pub gardens

By Oli Gross

The smoking ban should apply to pub gardens and other public spaces, a report by the Royal Society of Public Health has suggested.

The public want smoking rooms in pubs...could it happen?

Analysis

The public want smoking rooms in pubs...could it happen?

By Helen Gilbert

It has been eight years since the smoking ban was introduced in England, yet the thorny topic has reared it head once again after recent research unearthed public support for amending the legislation. PMA reports.

Staying clear on smoking rules

Legal advice

Staying clear on smoking rules

By Poppleston Allen

All manner of pub-related topics were discussed by the various political parties in the run-up to the General Election but of particular interest was UKIP’s proposal to amend the smoking ban to allow pubs to introduce smoking rooms.