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Thousands of UK consumers want the EU to abandon proposals to ban menthol cigarettes, increase size of health warnings and outlaw smaller packs of roll your own tobacco.

Forest has appointed political commentator and former member of the Scottish Parliament Brian Monteith as editor of its Free Society website.

Consumers and retailers invited to petition MEPs to stop the introduction of legislation banning tobacco products and restricting choice in the UK.

Campaigners say they are "delighted" the government has abandoned moves to introduce plain packaging for tobacco in the UK.

A commercial for electronic cigarettes will be shown on mainstream British television this weekend.

The UK government could raise at least £500m a year by capping the amount of profit tobacco companies can make from cigarettes, says academics.

A commercial for electronic cigarettes will be shown on mainstream British television this weekend.

Legislation to ban smoking in cars in Ireland where children are passengers may be ready by the end of the month.

Opposition to plain packaging mounts

Thu 16th August, 2012

An estimated 500,000 people have registered their opposition to the introduction of plain packaging in the UK.

The decision by the High Court of Australia to reject a legal challenge against the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products in Australia will not affect opposition to the measure in the United Kingdom, say campaigners.

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