Drug Education News

News and views from the Drug Education Forum

links for 2009-10-14

  • LONDON (Reuters) – Cigarette vending machines could be banned after MPs supported an amendment to a planned new law that will also stop shops from displaying tobacco.

    Former Labour minister Ian McCartney, who proposed the vending machine ban, said the new law would make it harder for children to buy cigarettes.

    (tags: tobacco)
  • Newsagents are threatening to boycott Labour at the General Election if a law is passed banning them from openly displaying cigarettes.
    (tags: tobacco)
  • Addaction, the UK’s largest drug treatment agency, reveals today (Mon, Oct 12th) that 1.3 million children under the age of 16 are living in homes where one of the parents has serious drug and drink problems.

    These children are living lonely and intensely difficult lives. Some are assuming the role of a parent themselves, looking after younger brothers and sisters. Others are isolated at school because of the stigma attached to their parents’ problems. Many are exposed to danger and violence associated with substance misuse.

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