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[UK] Stephen Williams, "the forces of darkness" and Chris Snowdon's vagina

If you were unable to attend the debate on plain packaging in Bristol on Thursday you could follow much of it on Twitter:
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added May 19, 2012 11:55
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[UK] Simon Clark - Taking Liberties - Wanted: your thoughts on the smoking ban, five years on

Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added May 9, 2012 12:44
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[UK] CLARK: Reaction to the tenth anniversary of the smoking ban

I'm still annoyed they ignored our data on pub closures. Curiously, however, and with the exception of ITV News, almost every title (national and local) that used the PA's copy chose to omit our quote. Fancy that!
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Jul 5, 2017 14:24
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[UK] Forest rejects claim that smoking is "adding to the social care crisis"

“Smoking rates are at their lowest ever level yet smokers still contribute £12 billion a year in tobacco taxation, a sum that far exceeds the alleged cost of treating smoking-related diseases or providing social care to those suffering from a smoking-rel
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Mar 29, 2017 02:44
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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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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] Smoking ban would "destroy" Brighton's liberal bohemian image

Pro-smoking group Forest spoke out as a city council consultation on proposals to bring in a voluntary ban on beaches and in parks came to an end. The council received about 1,500 responses to the 12 week consultation and will now begin analysing the fi
The Argus Brighton Hove and Sussex (uk)
added Oct 16, 2015 07:38
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Brighton is set to become first UK city to ban smoking on the beach

Simon Clark, saying: ‘Smokers should smoke responsibly, with consideration for others around them, but extending the smoking ban to open spaces is unnecessary, unjust and another attack on individual freedom. ‘There's no evidence that smoking in the open
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 22, 2015 19:21
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[UK] Forest attacks Public Health England's "poisonous" anti-smoking campaign

Forest has described Public Health England's new anti-smoking campaign as "rotten", "poisonous" and an "abuse of public money".... "What's really poisonous is the way public health campaigners are constantly trying to scare and harass people with exaggera
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Jan 5, 2015 15:45
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[UK] History of Forest

According to a confidential industry document, Foxley-Norris wrote to British American Tobacco in 1978 seeking a paid position running a consumers' association for smokers. At a meeting, BAT staff told him that "the industry had been giving thought to th
TobaccoTactics.org (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Oct 22, 2014 08:17
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