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Forest at the Labour party conference

Wed 28th September, 2011

Two hundred people attended Forest's Save Our Pubs & Clubs event at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

Kent pub wins Best Smoking Area award

Fri 9th September, 2011

Ye Olde Whyte Lyon in Locksbottom, Kent, has won a nationwide search to find the pub with the Best Smoking Area in the UK.

Scotland's Environment Minister has blasted smokers who lit up in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh during a fireworks display.

A Scottish university involved in tobacco control studies is refusing to release data to a leading tobacco company despite a ruling by Scotland’s freedom of information watchdog.

A leading hotelier says TV chef and Forest patron Antony Worrall Thompson is right to call for a review of the smoking ban

TV chef and publican Antony Worrall Thompson has launched an e-petition calling on the government to review the smoking ban.

Five tobacco companies have sued the US Food and Drug Administration over a law that would force them to place graphic health warnings on cigarette packets.

Five tobacco companies have sued the US Food and Drug Administration over a law that would force them to place graphic health warnings on cigarette packets.

Local government minister Bob Neil says reports suggesting that the Localism Bill will allow the extension of smoking bans in public places are "wide of the mark".

About one in 12 cigarettes in Scotland is made and sold illegally - funding criminal activities and costing the government millions of pounds in lost tax revenue.

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