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Tobacco firms fail to stop UK introduction of plain packaging

Simon Clark, the director of the smokers’ group Forest, said: “By stigmatising the product, the government is also targeting the user. Plain packs are unlikely to deter people from smoking but the impact on consumer choice could be significant because so
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 1, 2016 12:48
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[UK] Plan to ban smoking from outside public buildings in Sheffield

Council chiefs are considering whether to ban lighting up outside hospitals and other NHS buildings...smokers’ lobby group Forest is opposed to the plans, accusing the council of ‘harassing’ smokers. But shoppers on the streets of Sheffield this week were
The Star / Sheffield Telegraph (uk)
added Nov 25, 2016 15:32
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[UK, California] CLARK: No excuse

The pro-vaping documentary finally makes its UK cinema debut next week. Ignore the cancellation of screenings in Manchester and Preston. In Scotland the Glasgow Braehead screening is going ahead on Wednesday (October 26) with 77/100 tickets sold.
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Oct 21, 2016 21:38
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[UK] Stoptober: Facebook ads a "waste of public money"

Forest has criticised the use of taxpayers' money to promote an anti-smoking campaign on Facebook. Public Health England, a quango funded by the Department of Health, is to spend £1m on Facebook advertising during 'Stoptober' to try and encourage people
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Sep 23, 2016 19:49
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[UK] Hospital's 'smoke free' streets plan condemned by Forest

Forest has criticised plans to make the streets around Birmingham Children's Hospital a smoke free zone... "I can understand why they don't want people smoking close to the main entrance but restricting smoking in neighbouring streets is ridiculous. "T
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Sep 23, 2016 19:16
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[UK] Sheffield smokefree playground campaign an 'abuse of public money' says lobby group Forest

A smokers’ lobby group say a campaign to ban cigarettes from playgrounds in Sheffield is ‘prohibition by stealth’. Forest, which defends the interests of adults who choose to smoke, has called Sheffield Council’s smokefree playground push an ‘abuse of pu
The Star / Sheffield Telegraph (uk)
added Jul 31, 2016 20:08
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[UK] Nottinghamshire County Council staff smoking ban approved

A council has approved plans to ban thousands of its employees from smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes in its buildings, on its land and in vehicles. Nottinghamshire County Council first discussed the proposals to bar its 9,000 staff from smoking during
BBC Online
added Apr 20, 2016 15:04
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AUDIO: Smokers' group rebutts new laws

A law which came into effect on Wednesday (March 30) means anyone who smokes inside a vehicle carrying passengers younger than 16 could be fined up to £5,000. But Forest UK Director Simon Clark pointed to a lack of enforcement of similar rules in Englan
Manx Radio (im)
added Apr 2, 2016 23:23
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[UK-Scotland] Ten years on from the smoking ban: Was it the right decision?

Saturday will see its tenth anniversary, so what do the main players in the Battle of the Baccy think of the bill's impact on Scotland...Duffy...described the law as a "real victory" for the public against the corporate tobacco industry....Simon Clark
STV (uk)
added Mar 27, 2016 00:44
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[UK] More young women are smoking as rate among young men falls

"It is certainly worrying that more young women are taking up smoking”, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation Dr Penny Woods told PA. ”The introduction of drab standardised packaging from May this year should help tackle this, but more efforts
The Independent (uk)
added Feb 20, 2016 20:20
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