Anti Smoking

Commons Approve Bill To Standardise Cigarette Packaging

PA/Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Politics

The days of the Marlboro man are well and truly over. From next year every single packet of cigarettes sold in the UK will look the same after MPs ...

MPs Vote In Favour Of Banning Smoking In Cars With Children Passengers

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Parliament has opened the door for legislation that would prevent children from being exposed to second-hand smoke in cars following a vote in the Com...

Cigarette Packets: The Case for a New Law

Peter Kellner | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

So the consultation is over. The relevant minister is convinced. The Liberal Democrats support a new law – indeed they were the first major party to embrace it, back in 2009. Yet the issue remains in the balance. So let me help ministers by setting out the pros and cons.

Plain Cigarette Packaging Wins Scottish Government Support

PA | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

Cigarettes and other tobacco products should be sold in plain packaging, the Scottish government has said. The pledge makes Scotland the first part...

Canadian PSA Explores Bad Social Habits

Jonathan Heath | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

This week I have been made aware of two PSAs. The first and the main subject of this article is from the Ontario Ministry Of Health and deals with that most maligned of habits - smoking - and in particular the somewhat unjustifiable modern trend of 'social smoking'. The second is a film from Serbia highlighting the effects of domestic violence.

Could The UK Be About To Introduce Plain Packaging For Cigarettes?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Could plain packaging for cigarettes be more than just smoke without fire? The move is set to be announced in the Queen's speech in May, according ...

Butt Off! Madonna's Smoking Rant Onstage

WENN | Posted 22.12.2012 | Home

Madonna has made a big threat against people smoking around her, stating that she would pull out of a performance if concert-goers did not put out the...

'Ugly' Cigarette Packaging Ruins Taste, Australian Smokers Say

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

Sludge green packaging with gruesome pictures of rotting teeth, eyeballs, blackened lungs and suffering babies will become mandatory for tobacco in Au...

Thank Me For Smoking!

Marcus Middleton | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK
Marcus Middleton

Governments around the world LOVE smokers, because we build hospitals, highways, schools, and transport networks... We're their Golden Cash Cows.

Should A Fag Break Cost You Money?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

More than half of Brits resent colleagues who smoke and insist cigarette breaks should be docked from their wages, according to a new survey. Of th...

Cigarette branding has come a long way, baby

Holly Alsop | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK
Holly Alsop

The affiliation between branding and cigarettes has been well and truly butted-out in Australia, with a new legislation enforcing plain packaging on cigarette cartons passing in the Senate. The law is due to come in to effect next year with the new packaging available to consumers in December 2012.