Smoking

Smoke ban: woman breached the rules

Woman fined for breaching smoke ban

By Ewan Turney

A woman has been fined £100 for lighting up in a Luton pub and refusing to leave the premises. Andrea Griffith, aged 41 of Manor Park in Houghton...

Smoking: back in play at one Barnsley pub

Yorks pub beats smoking ban

By Gemma McKenna

A South Yorkshire pub has come up with crafty way to get around the smoking ban — by designating itself as a smoking research centre.

Hogan: 98p a pint deal

Chorley pub takes on JDW with 98p pint

By Ewan Turney

A Lancashire pub has launched a 98p pint to highlight the "stupidity" of Wetherspoon's 99p a pint deal — the offer is the brainchild of well known licensee Nick Hogan.

Bars beat the ban

Bars beat the ban

Top-end bars are bearing up better than pubs during the smoking ban and the credit crunch, according to exclusive research compiled by The Publican's...

Residents complained about smoke drift

Smoke-drift curbs outdoor drinking at pub

By John Harrington

A pub was denied a licence for outdoor drinking after residents said cigarette smoke would drift into their bedroom. That was one argument used...

Horse & Jockey: a resident asked for a licence review

Outside smoking banned at pub

By John Harrington

A licensee has been ordered to refuse service to customers who smoke on the street outside her pub. This message must be carried on signs at the...

O'Hagan: Admits he hates pubs

O'Hagan: Pubs are irresponsible

By Ewan Turney

Highly acclaimed Scottish author and Telegraph columnist Anrdew O'Hagan has launched a scathing attack on pubs for fuelling binge drinking and...

Johnson: Blanket ban creates level playing field

MP calls for smoke ban exemptions

By John Harrington

Health Secretary Alan Johnson has defended the smoking ban after an MP lodged a petition calling for partial exemptions for pubs. MP Daniel...

Howitt: No serious debate at byelection

Smoke ban rebel: Byelection a disgrace

By Ewan Turney

Smoke ban rebel Hamish Howitt slammed the Haltemprice and Howden byelection as a "disgrace" after polling just 91 votes. Howitt came 12th out of 25...

Smoke ban: 98% of premises complying

Gov hails smoke ban success

By Ewan Turney

The Government has hailed the smoking ban a success on its anniversary with 98% of all premises complying with the law and 76% of people supporting the ban.

Smoke ban: 175m fewer pints drunk

Smoke ban: 175m fewer pints drunk

By John Harrrington

On-trade alcohol volumes fell 8% in the nine months to March 2008 as the smoking ban battered pubs. Around 175m fewer pints were drunk overall as a...

38 pubs and clubs breach Irish smoke ban

38 pubs and clubs breach Irish smoke ban

By Ewan Turney

There were 43 breaches of the smoking ban in Ireland last year - including 38 at pubs, bars or clubs. In total, 29 of the breaches were at pubs with...

BarTalk

BarTalk

How will a ban on selling cigarettes affect you? Jessica Luke Brewery Tap Peterborough Cambridgshire I don't see it as much of a problem. I wouldn't...

Wethering the storm

Wethering the storm

By Hamish Champ

It is fair to say that when a UK-wide ban on smoking in pubs was first mooted three years ago many observers expected JD Wetherspoon would be hit by...