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Campaigners have urged the government to "stop weaponising" tax in order to achieve a Smoke Free Ireland by 2025.

“If you can have sex at 16, join the army and drive a car at 17, you should be allowed to buy tobacco at 18."

Forest has criticised a call by a leading tobacco company for the UK government to ban cigarettes within ten years.

Anti-smoking group ASH Wales wants smoking to be banned in beer gardens to "protect children's health".

Forest has criticised plans by Breckland Council in Norfolk to prohibit smoking and vaping on all council-owned sites.

Forest has criticised plans to discourage workplace smoking areas in order to make Oxfordshire the first 'smoke-free' county in England by 2025.

“The war on smoking has become a war on ordinary people who just want to be left alone to live their lives as they choose.”

The suggestion that smokers who quit for six weeks or more are "happier than those who carry on smoking" has been dismissed as "laughably simplistic".

A new law banning smoking outside hospitals, schools and other outdoor areas in Wales from March 1, 2021, is "unnecessary" and "wrong" say campaigners.

Forest has urged the Irish government to abandon its target of making Ireland ‘tobacco free’ by 2025.

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