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Tobacco smuggling and some of the measures being taken to tackle it are featured in the latest edition of Briefing. These include the implementation of a covert security feature on cigarette packs and 'Jake' a police sniffer dog trained to detect illicit tobacco products hidden by...

Responding to the Department of Health announcement today that pictorial health warnings on tobacco product packaging are to be introduced throughout the UK, Chris Ogden, Director of the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association, said: “We have been expecting this initiative from the government since engaging ...

Responding to Public Health Minister Shona Robison’s announcement today that the minimum age for buying cigarettes in Scotland will be raised from 16 to 18, Chris Ogden, Director of the Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association, said: "We believe that children should not smoke. Smoking is a...

The eleventh issue of TMA's Briefing looks at some of the effects of the Scottish smoking ban. A survey from the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has found that a third of its members have laid off staff following the ban and a loss of...