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The new regulations on tobacco "infantilise" consumers and will make no difference to public health, says Forest.

Forest has welcomed the Labour party's commitment to a 'National Review of Local Pubs' to 'examine the causes for the large-scale demise of pubs', but has accused the party of "stunning hypocrisy".

Forest has slammed proposals to ban smoking in beer gardens, saying it could put the future of many more pubs at risk.

The Welsh Government has been urged to review the impact of the smoking ban in Wales and allow designated smoking rooms in pubs and clubs.

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union Forest is launching a new campaign in Brussels.

Ten years after the introduction of the smoking ban in Wales almost 60% of adults living in the Principality would allow separate smoking rooms in pubs and clubs.

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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