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Campaigners have responded with anger to the announcement of yet another increase in tobacco duty.

Senator wins 'nanny-in-chief' award

Tue 14th November, 2017

A Senator has been declared Ireland's 'nanny-in-chief' at a dinner organised by smokers' group Forest Ireland.

‘Farewell to Freedom’ event will highlight growth of nanny state” regulations in Ireland.

There is little public support for a further increase in tobacco duty, according to the results of a new poll released today.

Campaigners have accused the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Royal College of Nursing of using pets as a "weapon" in the war on the smoking.

The public is overwhelmingly opposed to a ban on smoking at home, according to a new poll published today.

Another tax hike would hurt consumers who are ‘just about managing’ says Forest.

"There are numerous reasons people start smoking or continue to smoke and nicotine is only one of them."

Forest has criticised the targets set by government in its new Tobacco Control Plan and called on ministers to consult consumers before introducing any further measures.

Forest urged the Scottish Prison Service to put "common sense" ahead of "anti-smoking politics" and abandon plans to make Scotland's prisons smoke free.

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