The Pleasure of Smoking

"This research has provided considerable detailed information on the way in which smoking is viewed by a group of confirmed smokers."
Neil McKeganey, director, Centre for Substance Use Research.

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Forest has criticised the world's biggest tobacco company after PMI backed an increase in the excise tax on cigarettes.

Forest has rejected claims that smoking is adding to the "social care crisis".

Forest has criticised Public Health England for featuring children as part of its new quit smoking campaign.

Enjoyment of smoking, not addiction, is the primary reason confirmed smokers light up.

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