Smoking

The Big Smoke-easy

The Big Smoke-easy

It's 2.13am and I'm sat at the bar next to a chain-smoking biker, a cavewoman and a Labour councillor. My eyes sting as the air is thick with the...

Smoke rebel Blows in court today

Smoke rebel Blows in court today

Smoke ban rebel Tony Blows is due before Herefordshire magistrates this morning. Blows, of the Dog Inn in Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire is accused of...

More quit smoking since Welsh ban

More quit smoking since Welsh ban

The smoke ban in Wales has led to a 20% increase in people wanting to quit the habit, according to Stop Smoking Wales. The smoking ban came into...

Smoke ban rebel selling up

Smoke ban rebel selling up

By Ewan Turney

Smoke ban rebel Tony Blows is quitting the trade - an announcement which comes on the day he pleaded not guilty in court for flouting the ban. Blows...

Smoke rebel faces prosecution

Smoke rebel faces prosecution

Smoke rebel Tony Blows is being prosecuted for flouting the ban at his Dog Inn pub in Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire. Blows will appear before...

Legal surgery

Legal surgery

Graeme Cushion, partner at licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen, answers more of your food legislation questions Q I own a busy pub/restaurant on...

MyShout

MyShout

If the Scots gave up eating deep-fried Mars bars I'd believe in their new found health, says Stephen Oliver If my head's in the oven and my arse is...

Great stub out increases litter

Great stub out increases litter

The smoking ban has led to a 43% rise in cigarette butts dropped on pavements in England, a new survey shows. The survey of 140 councils by the Keep...

Shisha shutdown?

Shisha shutdown?

PUBS THROUGHOUT England joined Ireland, Scotland and Wales in a new smoke-free era at 6am on July 1. With smokers no longer attracted to pubs to the...