Divergence from the EU on vaping and smokefree products is a quick win from leaving the EU that will improve public health.
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Its model has achieved vastly superior results and at a significantly lower cost in human lives.
Almost a third of councils restrict smoking in open-air public spaces, with some of these bans enforced with fixed penalty notices.
Regulating non-nicotine products intended for vaping would ensure that the UK retains its position as a rule-making global leader.
Robert Halfon: The Government was wise to give way to Rashford. Now let him head up the Social Mobility Commission.
Plus: vision from the top for left-behind pupils, a National Education Broadcasting Service, and Alan Turing summer schools.
The ban on flavoured tobacco is a sign of a public health lobby that is too focused on coercive regulation and inexperienced at debate and persuasion.
Liam Fox: The latest evidence from Italy suggests that public health messaging should change. We need less “me” and more “us”.
It should be moved away from how we stop becoming infected ourselves and start to focus on how we stop infecting those who might be at particular risk.
Some MPs, such as Charlie Elphicke, have been pushing to bring it back not just to bring joy to passengers, but to help revitalise ports and other seaside towns.
These opportunities and options should start far earlier in children’s lives, enabling a twin-track of skills training.
If we can’t think of anything that’s going to do real good, maybe we could act like true Conservatives for once – and choose to do nothing at all?
A new book about Holocaust and climate change denial also casts light on the American President.
Public health and environmental health look the likeliest sources. Shifting everyone to the equivalent of PAYE and taxing the biggest businesses must also be targets.
Ben Bradley: To get the greatest benefit from extra NHS funding, resist the temptation to spend it all on hospitals
From community services and mental health treatment, to alleviating PFI debt, the extra cash must be used to prepare the health service for the future.
Holyrood has led the race for greater state intervention in people’s lives, and power has never felt more removed from voters’ concerns.
It wouldn’t be a “sin tax”, it would be a tax penalising people for stopping smoking. The Treasury’s greed would have outweighed its logic.