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Reports suggest Minister for Health Simon Harris will today ask for Cabinet approval for a proposal tabled by Fine Gael Senators.

Attempts to reduce the amount of smoking on TV and in films would be a “gross attack on artistic freedom” and a “worrying attempt to rewrite history”, says Forest.

Forest has criticised the opinion of a leading advisor to the European Court of Justice after he announced that the EU ban on the sale of snus, a smokeless tobacco pouch, is "valid".

"Why would any government want to undermine the future of a product that may encourage smokers to quit voluntary and without coercion?"

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