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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

TV chef and publican Antony Worrall Thompson has launched an e-petition calling on the government to review the smoking ban.

Five tobacco companies have sued the US Food and Drug Administration over a law that would force them to place graphic health warnings on cigarette packets.

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