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Forest has urged the government to reject the “comprehensive package” of anti-smoking measures published today by the taxpayer-funded NGO Action on Smoking and Health.

A major new national poll released today shows that the public believes anti-smoking laws have gone far enough.

Public Health England accused of discriminating against mental health patients who enjoy smoking.

Boy, two, taken into care because of parents' smoking, Hull court rules. Read Forest's response.

Forest accused the World Health Organisation (WHO) of "hypocrisy" for making illicit trade a theme of World No Tobacco Day (31st May).

The Scottish Government is to back a bill banning smoking in cars with children.

Health workers should be judged on their ability to do their job, not on whether they smoke, drink or are overweight, say campaigners.

Responding to the news that peers have approved plans for standardised packaging of tobacco, Forest described the process as a "sham".

The smokers' group Forest has criticised the Government after MPs voted by a majority of 254 in favour of plain packaging of tobacco.

Campaigners opposed to plain packaging of tobacco products have rejected claims there is strong public support for the measure.

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