Standardised packaging for tobacco: TSI supported

The Trading Standards Institute supports the controversial proposal calling for the standardisation of tobacco packaging and believes it should apply to all tobacco products. This is a small insight as to how we’ve arrived at this position.  “The Trading Standards Institute fully supports the introduction of standardised packaging,” states TSI in response to a consultation…

Trading standards partnership reduces illicit cigarette hazards

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is a prime example as to how combining skills and resources through a local or regional partnership can tackle specific problems in a community.  Working with the Smokefree Lincs alliance and Lincolnshire Fire Service, Lincolnshire Trading Standards addressed health hazards related to illegal cigarettes. Here’s how they did it. June Buffham may…

Top five tips on e-cigarette safety

  The e-cigarette market is growing in popularity, with an estimated 1.3 million users in the UK, which has led to increased media inquiries about the safety of these devices. Many brands claim to be healthier than ordinary cigarettes and an effective aid to quitting smoking however, concerns have been raised over the safety and any unknown effects…