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PM 'nervous' about car smoking ban

Wed 2nd November, 2011

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has distanced himself from plans to ban adults smoking in cars with children present.

Forest Eireann's 'Smokers' Manifesto' tour arrived in Dublin yesterday.

New Canadian research has found that not only are patients and staff ignoring hospital smoking bans, but the policies are also creating safety issues for patients.

While smoking remains legal, the number of smokers is never going to fall significantly, argues public health doctor in a letter to this week's British Medical Journal.

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.

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