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Campaigners are calling for "glamorous" packaging on cigarettes to be replaced by plain packets with larger health warnings.

A ban on the display of tobacco products in large stores in Scotland could be delayed for three years due to a legal challenge.

US mayor vetoes smoking ban

Sun 15th January, 2012

USA – The mayor of Vermont's largest city has vetoed an outdoor smoking ban in downtown Burlington.

USA – Chicago's seven City Colleges have voted to ban the use of all tobacco, including smokeless tobacco, on college property.

America's largest cigarette maker has launched a website to help consumers take action on tobacco-related issues.

Artist David Hockney, a prominent smokers' rights campaigner, has been appointed a member of the Order of Merit by the Queen.

Some of the biggest names in tobacco are poised to launch a generation of "harm reduction" devices that could eventually replace cigarettes.

Colleagues of Sue Carroll have been paying tribute to the Daily Mirror columnist who died of pancreatic cancer on Christmas Day aged 58.

People are being hoodwinked by glitzy cigarette packaging with more than a quarter of young smokers making health assumptions based on branding, according to a new report.

Legislation to stop people from smoking in cars carrying children will not be introduced during this assembly term, the Welsh government has decided.

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