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BUDGET 2019 – Forest Ireland has called for a freeze on tobacco excise duty to reduce the “unfair” level of tax on the nation’s smokers.

Prioritising smoking cessation with a view to reducing smoking prevalence in England to less than five per cent by 2030 is an attack on choice and personal responsibility, says Forest.

Forest today gave a cautious welcome a new campaign to reduce cigarette litter but called on councils to provide more cigarette bins.

Plans to supply inmates with vaping kits after Scottish prisons go smoke free later this year have been questioned by Forest.

Forest says government should tackle the problem of drugs and violent assaults in England's prisons by allowing designated smoking areas.

Forest welcomes call by MPs to relax e-cigarette advertising regulations but warns against medical licensing of e-cigarettes.

Forest has condemned plans to extend the smoking ban to all hotel bedrooms and mental health units in Wales.

“Far from being a public health success story, the recent decline in smoking rates represent a victory for the bully state."

A new Forest report says Scotland must break its ‘addiction to big government and creeping prohibition’.

To mark the publication of 'The McNanny State', a new report by former MSP Brian Monteith, Forest is hosting a private dinner in Edinburgh on Tuesday June 26.

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