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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.

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