Full News Article Listing27th June 2014. Prohibition Fever at the BMA
Al Capone's Ghost must be smiling and his successors laughing.
On the 24th June this year, the BMA voted to ban the sale of cigarettes (forever) to anyone born after the millennium. So in 2018 it would be illegal for an eighteen year ....27th April 2014. Electronic Cigarettes
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) which 10 years ago were in their infancy and now seem to ubiquitous with an estimated 2 million users in the UK alone. Whether you see them as potentially as tools to oppress smokers seems to have passed as e-ci ....5th April 2014. Plain packs
Politicians Steal Trademarks and Help Bootleggers
So Sir Cyril Chantler, a paediatrician fresh from a fact finding mission to Australia has recommended that plain packets of cigarettes are to be introduced. Health Mini ....14th March 2014. Tony Benn April 3rd 1925 - 14th March 2014
(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images – via London24)
Like him or loathe him Anthony Neil Wedgewood Benn was a one off in politics, formerly 2nd Viscount Stansgate which he renounced to enter the House of Commons as an MP even ....4th March 2014. A Review of ’Unlucky Strike’
The facts should make society much more relaxed about smoking than it is. But prejudice and perverse incentives in the political and legal systems have pushed policy in the opposite direction. It's time for a re-think and a redress. Let ....26th February 2014. EU Politicians Trample on our Freedoms - the TPD
This time it is EU politicians trampling on our freedom. They have just passed the Tobacco Products Directive which will become law in 2 years time:
The EU Tobacco Products Directive rules include:
picture warnings must cover 65% ....11th February 2014. Politicians trample over our freedoms. Again.
Once again, our politicians have decided to trample on the freedoms of the British people. The ban on smoking in cars when children are present was voted in by the House of Commons by 376 votes to 107.
The debate lea ....5th February 2014. An Open Letter to MPs About Smoking in Cars
The following email has been sent to all MPs
An Open Letter to all MPs About the Lords’ Amendments to the ‘Children and Families’ Bill from Freedom2Choose
You will no doubt have he ....29th January 2014. Labour’s upcoming ban on smoking in cars
Labour party peers have been pushing for a smoking ban in cars today when children are present. For the sake of the chiiildren. It has been sneaked into the Children and Families Bill.
In the end, the amendment was backed by 222 vs 197 a ....28th January 2014. Dogs, Smokers, Vapers and Dancing in the Street
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