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  • Smoking ban could be extended

    Govt considering smokefree extension

    The government could extend smokefree legislation to include areas like the entrances of buildings, it has announced.

  • Tobacco products will not be openly displaced in shops after bill becomes law

    MPs back cigarette display ban

    MPs have voted in favour of banning the display of tobacco products in shops in Britain, a move condemned by opponents as "unnecessary and unjustified".

  • Teenage smoking on the up

    Youth smoking up despite ban

    The number of young people smoking in Scotland has risen sharply, despite the ban in pubs.

  • Smokers still smoke and campaigners still argue

    Feature: Smoking ban one year on

    One year after the country took a dark turn into state control and an unpleasant, puerile attitude to other people's business. Or is it one year into a brave new world where the country became fitter, healthier and more civilised?

  • Politics.co.uk

    The smoking ban one year on

    One year after the country took a dark turn into state control and an unpleasant, puerile attitude to other people's business. Or is it one year into a brave new world where the country became fitter, healthier and more civilised?

  • Welsh stub it out in public

    Welsh smoking ban comes into force

    A ban on smoking in public places comes into force in Wales today, before it is extended to the rest of the UK over the coming months.

  • English smoking ban will come in on July 1st 2007

    Smoking ban date set

    Smoking will be banned in enclosed public places in England from July 1st next year, the health secretary has announced.

  • 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.

  • Politics.co.uk

    Commons debates smoking ban

    MPs will today have their first chance to debate plans to introduce a smoking ban when the health bill receives its second reading in the Commons.

  • Politics.co.uk

    Total smoking ban 'only a matter of time'

    It is "only a matter of time" before a total ban on smoking in public places in England and Wales is introduced, Patricia Hewitt has admitted.

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