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Smoking in public places is banned - or is it?
G20 exempt from smoking ban

By Ian Dunt Foreign dignitaries attending the G20 summit in London next month will be exempt from the smoking ban, it has been revealed. The leniency required an amendment to the legislation enforcing the ban. Certain smoking rooms will now be allowed in the Excel Exhibition Centre in Docklands in east London during the summit…. Read more »

New national food strategy offers ‘little more than crumbs’

Responding to the publication of England’s National Food Strategy, Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of the Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union (BFAWU) said: “With 10 million people across the UK facing food poverty, this new strategy needed to bring meaningful change and recommend a ‘Right to Food’ law, instead it offers little more than crumbs… Read more »

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MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector. Founded in 2005, CORESS receives confidential incident reports from surgeons and theatre staff. These confidential… Read more »

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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. Nearly a third of 16 to 24 year-olds are smokers, an official health report showed. The percentage – 31 per cent – is a substantial rise on the number of young smokers in 2004, which stood at 25 per… Read more »