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The rate of adult smoking in California has dropped sharply over the last two decades, reaching its lowest level on record, say officials.

Citizens who responded to a public consultation on possible revisions to the EC's Tobacco Products Directive have voted overwhelmingly against further tobacco controls.

A spokesman for smokers’ lobby group Forest Éireann has described a potential ban on smoking in cars in Ireland as “nonsense and unnecessary”.

Over one hundred people have attended a protest against plans to ban smoking in open places in a Buckinghamshire town.

'I wouldn’t encourage anyone to light a cigarette in a car with children, out of courtesy if nothing else, but a ban is out of all proportion to the problem."

Former government minister Greg Knight says he wants to see smokers allowed to light up again on licensed premises.

The anti-smoking group ASH has been ridiculed by a leading online magazine after an attempt to stifle debate about smokers' rights went pear-shaped.

Smokers are a new persecuted minority, according to a new report by privacy campaigners.

An academic review of the smoking ban commissioned by the Department of Health (DoH) earlier this year has been criticised as “narrow and selective” by Imperial Tobacco.

Call to ban smoking in cars

Fri 1st July, 2011

On the BBC Radio Scotland phone-in, presenter Kaye Adams asks if we should get tougher on passive smoking. Programme features Simon Clark, director of Forest.

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