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Philip Morris has launched legal action against the Australian government after parliament passed legislation banning all branding from cigarette packs.

Smoking in cars: BMA admits "error"

Fri 18th November, 2011

The British Medical Association has admitted that its claim that smoking in cars generates 23 times more toxins than you would find in a smoky bar is wrong.

Doctors call for smoking ban in cars

Wed 16th November, 2011

Ministers should ban all smoking in cars to protect children from harmful levels of second-hand smoke, says the British Medical Association.

A mother from Pontypridd in Wales says she would rather go to prison than pay a fine of nearly £500 for dropping a cigarette outside her home.

Landmark research suggests that so-called "sin taxes" do not encourage people to give up.

Northern Ireland's health minister says he will consider banning smoking in all cars and not just those with children as passengers.

Imperial Tobacco has launched ‘Smoking Allowed’, a new campaign to support adult smokers in the UK.

Australia passes plain packaging laws

Thu 10th November, 2011

Australia is to become the first country to put cigarettes in plain packaging after the Senate passed a law banning brand labels on packs.

A council in England has introduced a no smoking policy at playgrounds and around its school gates.

The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health in the USA is urging smokers to swap their cigarettes for smokeless tobacco.

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