In a terrible decision the Appeal Court upheld the Government's proposed ban on cigarette vending machines:
Cigarette vending machines will be removed from pubs, clubs and restaurants after the top judges yesterday upheld a Government ban.
The measure, drawn up by the Department of Health to combat under-age smoking, will come into force in October.
Tobacco industry chiefs said it would ‘abruptly and entirely eliminate’ the vending industry, costing at least 550 jobs.
...statistics used by the DoH to justify the ban were ‘little more than guesses’, the judge said
People who work in public health bend over backwards to disseminate evidence-based information to the public