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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?

Freedom of Information requests for pubs


Legal Q&A: Displaying cigars in a pub

By Poppleston Allen

This week's legal Q&A looks at displaying cigars in pubs and access to information through Freedom of Information requests.

Should I ban electronic cigarettes?

Legal Q&A

Should I ban electronic cigarettes?

By James Anderson & Nick Arron, Poppleston Allen

This week's legal Q&A includes commentary on electronic cigarettes and online betting websites.

New rules published for e-cigarette promotion

New rules published for e-cigarette promotion

By Ellie Bothwell

New advertising rules for e-cigarettes have been published by the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) to ensure the product is promoted responsibly.

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.

Smoking area: attract smokers

Smoking at pubs: gimme shelter

By Rachel Barnes

Smokers visit pubs more often, stay longer and spend more per visit than non-smokers, so you need to look after them well, says Rachel Barnes.

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.

Vending machine ban could damage pubs

Scots ban pub cigarette vending machines

By Ewan Turney

Pubs will stop selling cigarettes and will ultimately lose customers if vending machines are banned in Scotland, according to the SBPA.

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...

Back-bar: Tobacco

Back-bar: Tobacco

Licensees should be looking at cashing in on smoking trends.Whatever the government does to try to stop people smoking, it's going to be hard to...