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The Scottish executuve has backed plans to raise the smoking age to 18
Scotland gets tougher on smoking

Ministers in Scotland have backed proposals to raise the smoking age from 16 to 18 after an executive-commissioned report recommended the move. The health department said it would consider implementing the recommendations made by the smoking prevention working group before next May’s Holyrood elections. Smokers in Scotland were barred from lighting up in public places… Read more »

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Peers say ministers should champion EU enlargement
Peers back further EU enlargement

European Union (EU) enlargement has benefited the UK economy and politicians must make clear their support for allowing more countries to join, peers have argued. A new report from the House of Lords EU committee says European politicians have failed to explain the benefits of ten new states joining in 2004 to their voters, which… Read more »

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