Around this time 10-years ago pubs and punters were nervous for the future of their local watering holes – with good reason. The smoking ban was days away from coming into force which, as predicted, changed the dynamics of pubs permanently.
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.
A new report by the Institute of Economic Affairs has called on the Government to reduce VAT, halve alcohol duty, amend the smoking ban and scrap cumulative impact zones in order to help stop pubs closing.
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