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Scottish court rules that hospital can’t stop patients eating ‘junk’ food
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 15 2011

A recent decision of the Scottish court goes against the decision of the Court of Appeal in the recent "smoking cases" (N v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust) where it was found that it was lawful for the trust to adopt a policy to protect patients from the self harm that could be caused by smoking.

Court upholds insurer’s decision to deny benefits to smoker’s widow
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • October 26 2010

In Jackson v. Farmers New World Life Ins. Co., the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma ruled that the insurer did not act in bad faith or breach its contractual duty when it rescinded a $150,000 non-smokers life insurance policy after discovering that the insured was, in fact, a smoker.

Increased regulation of workplace smoking in Michigan
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • March 8 2010

Amendments to the Michigan Clean Indoor Air Act (Act) go into effect on May 1, 2010.

Federal prisons go smoke free
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • September 11 2008

Last month, Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) began implementing a complete smoking ban in federal prisons.

Smoke-free England
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 16 2007

From 1 July 2007, England went "smoke-free" upon the introduction of the Health Act 2006 and associated regulations (the "Regulations") which ban smoking in all public indoor spaces, including workplaces.

Q&A: no smoking regulations July 2007
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 14 2007

The Smoke-free Regulations 2007 will ban smoking in public places, including workplaces, in England from 1 July.

Puffing is the past - put out that cigarette!
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • May 25 2007

England's smoking ban begins on 1 July 2007.

Smoking ban July 2007 - are you ready?
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2007

From 1 July 2007, it will be a criminal offence to smoke in smoke-free premises.

Smoke-Free Regulations: in force 1st of July 2007
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 13 2007

The Smoke-free Regulations will ban smoking in public places (including workplaces) in England from July 2007.

Implementing the smoking ban
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 29 2007

The smoking ban has been driven by the increasing evidence of the harmful effects of second-hand smoking, as well as the Government’s commitment to cut general smoking rates.