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"There are numerous reasons people start smoking or continue to smoke and nicotine is only one of them."

Forest has criticised the targets set by government in its new Tobacco Control Plan and called on ministers to consult consumers before introducing any further measures.

Forest urged the Scottish Prison Service to put "common sense" ahead of "anti-smoking politics" and abandon plans to make Scotland's prisons smoke free.

Forest has urged the government to reject calls for a further programme of anti-smoking measures.

Public opinion is split on whether to allow separate, well-ventilated smoking rooms in pubs and private members' clubs, including working men's clubs.

The smoking ban decimated England’s pubs and hurt local communities, according to a report published today.

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.

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