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[Ireland] Smokers’ group criticises new ban as ‘excessive’

A smokers’ group has criticised a new ban on smoking in Waterford’s public parks, describing the measure as “excessive and unnecessary”. The Irish branch of Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco (Forest) was responding to the int
Irish Times (ie)
added Jun 25, 2015 20:55
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[UK-Scotland] Ban on smoking in cars will lead to children reporting parents to police, say pro-tobacco lobbyists

Forest, in a submission to Holyrood's health committee which is scrutinising the proposed legislation, said while it does not support parents smoking in cars with youngsters present, introducing legislation is a "gross overreaction to a very small problem
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jun 15, 2015 11:37
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[UK-Wales] Britain plans first 'no smoking' beach on the Pembrokeshire coast to discourage children from taking up the habit on holiday

FOREST said: 'It is idiotic and bonkers. There is no evidence of health risk from smoking in the open air. 'It is another example of a local authority throwing its weight around on what should be a private matter. 'Youngsters start smoking from peer press
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 5, 2015 14:43
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[UK] VIDEO: Mental health patients 'smoke three times as much'

Forest says patients in mental health units should have the same freedom to smoke as the general public. The PHE survey suggests 64% of mental-health patients are addicted to tobacco - compared with 18% of the general population, although 9% of the units
BBC Online
added Jun 4, 2015 10:11
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[UK] Union tarred by Imperial Tobacco sponsorship dealings

The Oxford Union has backed out of an offer by Imperial Tobacco to sponsor a debate on the morality of the tobacco industry following an investigation. This follows outrage and unhappiness from speakers invited to oppose the tobacco industry. They conta
Cherwell Online (Oxford Student Publication) (uk)
added Apr 25, 2015 12:49
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[UK-Scotland] Group says enforcing smoke-free zones at hospitals would be a ‘complete waste of money’

A Courier investigation this week revealed smokers are flouting new rules to stub out the habit in Tayside and Fife. But Simon Clark, director of pro-smoking organisation Forest, slammed calls for laws to be tightened against those having a fly puff in
Dundee Courier (uk)
added Apr 24, 2015 07:06
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[UK-Scotland] MSPs back ban on smoking in cars with children

While Ms Watt said the government supported the principle of his Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Bill, she also said changes would need to be made to make the legislation workable. Ms Watt said: “We have always been clear tha
The Scotsman (uk)
added Mar 26, 2015 09:23
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[UK, UK-Northern Ireland] CLARK: Plain packaging: "The politicians have created a nightmare scenario"

the Sun has a major story about the policy potentially driving illicit trade in Northern Ireland... IRA kingpins stand to make millions from new plain tobacco packaging laws after building a secret network of illegal cigarette factories.
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Mar 9, 2015 11:06
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[UK] Decision to deny MPs a debate on plain packaging "absurd" says Conservative MP

There was an interesting discussion about plain packaging on Sky News this morning. The guests were Labour's Luciana Berger, Imperial Tobacco's Axel Gietz and Conservative MP Sir Gerald Howarth.
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Mar 9, 2015 10:51
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[UK] Stop the nonsense say critics of plain packaging

With MPs due to vote on plain packaging legislation this month, members of the public and representatives of some of Britain’s leading think tanks and campaign groups have spoken out against the measure.
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Mar 9, 2015 10:51
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