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Public health minister Anne Milton presented ASH chief executive Deborah Arnott with an award from the World Health Organisation at a special meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health.

Imperial warns of "nanny state"

Tue 14th June, 2011

Imperial Tobacco has launched a high-profile national advertising campaign in Australia to warn of the dangers of plain packaging.

Forest has warned doctors not to deny smokers access to surgery if they fail to quit smoking before the operation.

A submission by Imperial Tobacco to a Welsh Assembly Government consultation has been welcomed and given a 'Plain English Award' by Forest.

Uruguay is being taken to court by Philip Morris International amid claims that the country's anti-smoking policies are damaging the tobacco company commercially.

MPs from the three main political parties have joined forces and will co-host a reception at the House of Commons to support an amendment to the smoking ban.

Forest has criticised the extension of New York City’s smoking ban to the city’s parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas.

The price of cigarettes in Scotland could soar if the Scottish parliament wins control of alcohol and tobacco taxes. If given the new powers by Westminster, it is believed the SNP government would significantly raise prices for cigarettes and high-strength, low-cost beers and ciders.

A legal challenge to a ban on tobacco vending machines in Scotland has been rejected by the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

Peter Hitchens, Toby Young, Oscar-winning screenwriter Sir Ronald Harwood and David Davis MP are just four of the speakers taking part in The Free Society’s Voices of Freedom series of debates in London in June.

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