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A former minister has been given the title 'Nanny-in-Chief 2018' for "outstanding services to the nanny state" at a dinner in Dublin.

"Reaching into smokers’ homes takes tobacco control in a new and rather sinister direction."

Golden Nanny Awards shortlist revealed

Mon 12th November, 2018

Forest Ireland has announced the shortlist for its Golden Nanny Awards to be held in Dublin next week.

Forest has criticised a new smoking policy that has been imposed on employees of a local council in Scotland.

Forest has described the announcement that tobacco duty will continue to rise by inflation plus two per cent as "grossly unfair".

John Mallon, spokesman for Forest Ireland, said, “Smokers have been the whipping boys of successive governments for far too long."

Forest on the fringe

Wed 26th September, 2018

Going to the Conservative conference in Birmingham? If so, join us on Tuesday 2nd October for two events with refreshments including coffee, wine, beer and sandwiches.

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.

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