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Forest has accused the government of making the police look "hapless and ineffectual" following a BBC report that no fines and only six warnings were issued in England and Wales in the first three months of the law banning smoking in cars carrying children.

BUDGET 2016 – A major new national poll released today found there is no desire among the public for further increases in tobacco duty.

Forest has responded angrily to weekend reports that the Chancellor may increase tobacco taxation to help reduce a £58 billion black hole in fuel and sin taxes.

Forest says the jury is still out following the publication of the Australian government's long-awaited post-implementation review (PIR).

Forest has launched a six-day ad blitz urging George Osborne to rethink the government's tobacco taxation policy.

More investment in tobacco control measures would be a "waste of taxpayers' money" says Forest.

Campaigners have urged the Government to abandon the annual increase in tobacco duty and "give law-abiding smokers a break".

Forest has welcomed the forthcoming closure of Public Health Action, formerly Smokefree South West.

Forest has criticised a call for governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use.

There has been an angry reaction to the news that smoking will be prohibited in council play parks, car parks and courtyards in Edinburgh.

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