TMA briefing

The anniversary of England's smoking ban and the Department of Health's Future of Tobacco Control consultation are the main features of this issue of Briefing. Last July saw the introduction of a ban on smoking in England's pubs, clubs and bars. Since then pubs have been...

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...

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...

The tenth issue of TMA's Briefing looks ahead to the Chancellor's Budget expected in March. It warns against large tax increases which will only drive up the level of smuggling, crossborder shopping and bootlegging which, according to HM Revenue & Customs, has lost revenue of...

The ninth issue of TMA's Briefing publication gives an update on the progress of forthcoming smoking bans in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It highlights the need for the hospitality sector to make plans to accommodate smokers who remain a large part of their customer...

The Government's White Paper "Choosing Health" is examined in this edition, in particular the plans to limit smoking in restaurants and some pubs. The TMA points out that the public do not want outright bans and hopes that the consultation period will see more practical...

Illegal traders selling smuggled cigarettes in the shadow of Parliament featured on the cover of this issue. There was also a report on the TMA's pre-Budget meeting with the Economic Secretary to the Treasury during which he was told that tax cuts on tobacco were...

The edition of Briefing presented the findings of research commissioned by the TMA on the public's view on smoking in public places. A survey of 2,000 adults across Great Britain found that there was little support for an outright ban on smoking in pubs and...