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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.

“The Scottish Government should listen to public opinion and abandon this constant war on the country’s one million adult smokers.”

More than half would allow designated smoking rooms in pubs and clubs and permit smoking areas in prisons and hospital grounds.

Forest has criticised plans to extend the smoking ban in Wales to outdoor areas including hospital grounds, school grounds and playgrounds by summer 2019.

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