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Forest Ireland has criticised calls to introduce a new tax on e-cigarettes and further increase the cost of cigarettes.

Campaigners react with fury to news that smoking shelters have been removed from the grounds of South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Forest has criticised a move by the Football Association of Wales (FAW) to ban smoking on the sidelines of children's football games in Wales.

Councils are dramatically overstepping statutory smokefree requirements, imposing draconian smoking and vaping bans on their own workforces and on outdoor public spaces.

Forest has criticised a move by Manchester City Council to ban smoking in new seating areas outside pubs, bars and restaurants.

Campaigners and proprietors have reacted with alarm to proposals to ban smoking outside pubs, cafes and restaurants,

Forest has condemned a move to ban smoking outside pubs, restaurants and cafes.

Forest told Scotland's chief medical officer to stop fuelling "unwarranted fears" about smoking and vaping after he urged retailers to stop shoppers smoking or vaping in queues outside shops.

Campaigners say councils should prioritise helping local businesses not stop smoking services.

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