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Embattled smokers and opponents of plain packaging of tobacco will gather tonight at the Churchill War Rooms in Westminster.

Our reaction to European Court of Justice ruling that the European Union's Tobacco Products Directive is lawful.

Forest has urged local councils in the North West to review their funding of a regional anti-tobacco campaign group.

The next Scottish Government should review the smoking ban and allow designated smoking rooms in pubs and private members' clubs, says Forest.

Ten years after Scotland banned smoking in enclosed public places, a survey reveals that 54% would allow smoking rooms in pubs and clubs, with 40% opposed to the idea.

Forest has welcomed the news that the Public Health (Wales) Bill has been rejected by AMs.

BUDGET 2016 – Forest has expressed disappointment that cigarette duty will continue to rise by two per cent above inflation.

Forest has accused the government of making the police look "hapless and ineffectual" following a BBC report that no fines and only six warnings were issued in England and Wales in the first three months of the law banning smoking in cars carrying children.

BUDGET 2016 – A major new national poll released today found there is no desire among the public for further increases in tobacco duty.

Forest has responded angrily to weekend reports that the Chancellor may increase tobacco taxation to help reduce a £58 billion black hole in fuel and sin taxes.

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