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Campaigners have reacted with fury to a call by Senator James Reilly to ban flavoured e-cigarettes in Ireland.

Campaigners have urged Ireland's Minister for Health Simon Harris to drop plans for a ban on the sale of tobacco products from self-service vending machines.

A poll of 2,057 adults conducted by Populus for the smokers’ group Forest found that only 30 per cent of adults in Great Britain think the ban on the display of tobacco in small and large shops has helped to reduce the number of children and young people who smoke.

Check out our response to reports that President Trump is calling for a ban on flavoured e-cigarettes in America.

Forest Ireland has called on the government to reject calls to raise the price of a packet of cigarettes to €20 a pack by 2025 and “give smokers a break”.

The war on smoking is an attack on civil liberties that threatens smokers and non-smokers alike, says a new report.

Campaigners have urged the government to delay the publication of plans to stub out smoking by 2030 until a new prime minister and Cabinet have been appointed.

Forest says demands by the anti-smoking group ASH for the government to do more to tackle smoking represent "another aggressive and illiberal attack on legitimate consumers".

“A total ban on smoking demonstrates a staggering lack of compassion for smokers who may be stressed, upset and in need of a comforting cigarette.

Awareness of the ban on menthol cigarettes is "minimal" and other products could be at risk.

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