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Forest's battle against plain packaging entered a new phase this week with the release of our first campaign video.

Forest has rejected calls for more measures to reduce the number of smokers in Britain.

A submission signed by 91 organisations has demanded a substantial rise in cigarette duty in this month's Budget.

USA: A judge in Washington has ruled that a federal mandate requiring tobacco companies to place graphic health warnings on their products is a violation of free speech.

Forest's Hands Off Our Packs campaign got off to a rousing start in London last night.

The health minister for New South Wales in Australia has announced plans to introduce sweeping new restrictions on outdoor smoking.

A free market think tank has published a report arguing that plain packaging of tobacco will do nothing for public health and is "profoundly illiberal".

One of Scotland's biggest companies has banned employees from “smoking” electronic cigarettes at their desks.

Not smoking will improve your chances of a hot date on Valentine's Day, says the Department of Health.

A collection of discarded cigarette packets by trading standards officers in Lincolnshire has raised fears about counterfeit cigarettes.

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