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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.

Local government minister Bob Neil says reports suggesting that the Localism Bill will allow the extension of smoking bans in public places are "wide of the mark".

About one in 12 cigarettes in Scotland is made and sold illegally - funding criminal activities and costing the government millions of pounds in lost tax revenue.

A Labour MP has admitted that, if she had a second chance, she wouldn't vote for the smoking ban again.

Councils in the UK are planning to ban smoking in parks, using the government's new Localism Bill to fine smokers.

A leading tobacco company says the Australian government's plain-packaging timetable will cause a national tobacco shortage.

The rate of adult smoking in California has dropped sharply over the last two decades, reaching its lowest level on record, say officials.

Citizens who responded to a public consultation on possible revisions to the EC's Tobacco Products Directive have voted overwhelmingly against further tobacco controls.

A spokesman for smokers’ lobby group Forest Éireann has described a potential ban on smoking in cars in Ireland as “nonsense and unnecessary”.

Over one hundred people have attended a protest against plans to ban smoking in open places in a Buckinghamshire town.

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