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The latest issue of the British Medical Journal has a feature about the Save Our Pubs & Clubs campaign run by Forest.

The smoking ban has not had any appreciable effect on the number of smokers in Ireland, the chief medical officer at the Department of Health has said.

Call for higher taxes on cigarettes

Tue 18th October, 2011

Tobacco control campaigners have called for a one-euro tax increase on a packet of cigarettes in Ireland.

The voice of the Irish smoker is not being heard, according to John Mallon, spokesman for Forest Eireann.

Forest hosted two well-attended events at the 2011 Conservative party conference in Manchester.

Forest at the Labour party conference

Wed 28th September, 2011

Two hundred people attended Forest's Save Our Pubs & Clubs event at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Kent pub wins Best Smoking Area award

Fri 9th September, 2011

Ye Olde Whyte Lyon in Locksbottom, Kent, has won a nationwide search to find the pub with the Best Smoking Area in the UK.

Scotland's Environment Minister has blasted smokers who lit up in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh during a fireworks display.

A Scottish university involved in tobacco control studies is refusing to release data to a leading tobacco company despite a ruling by Scotland’s freedom of information watchdog.

A leading hotelier says TV chef and Forest patron Antony Worrall Thompson is right to call for a review of the smoking ban

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