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European smokers’ group launches its Manifesto

Forest EU, a European smokers’ group, has published its 2017 Manifesto entitled ‘#SmokersAreCitizensToo’. The comprehensive, independent document looks through the policies affecting smokers in Europe and considers what alternative policies European gove
Forest EU (eu)
added Jun 24, 2017 16:54
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[Europe, UK] Meet Guillaume Périgois, our new man in Brussels

Yes, you read that correctly – Forest EU. The project will be managed by Guillaume Périgois who was formerly publishing director of Contrepoints, the largest classical liberal news website in France, and deputy director of New Direction, "the foundation
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Mar 28, 2017 15:44
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[UK] LYONS: SMOKERS ENJOY CIGARETTES – DEAL WITH IT

Forest, surveyed 650 committed smokers...what do smokers dislike about smoking?...the ever-increasing price of cigarettes, followed by the social stigma attached...A whopping 91 per cent of smokers thought they were treated very unfairly (77 per cent) or
spiked (uk)
added Jan 5, 2017 20:47
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[UK-Scotland] Ban on smoking in cars with children to come into force

Simon Clark said: "The regulations are patronising and unnecessary. Very few adults smoke in cars with children. Smokers know it's inconsiderate and the overwhelming majority don't do it.
BBC Online
added Dec 4, 2016 21:13
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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] 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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[UK] Budget 2016: Anti-smoking restrictions lobby group Forest calls on chancellor George Osborne to avoid hiking tobacco duty in next month's Budget

Campaigners have warned George Osborne not to hike tobacco taxes in next month’s Budget, as they step up their fight to end automatic yearly increases to the levy on cigarettes. Forest, a lobby group which campaigns against measures to restrict smoking
City A.M. (uk)
added Feb 15, 2016 14:35
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[UK-Scotland] Minister dismisses calls for Scots smoking ban to be extended to outside licensed premises

But the Scottish Government said it had no plans to take the idea forward, and the pro-smoking lobby said furthering the ban would "discriminate" against smokers. The RSPH charity – which includes more than 6,000 public health professionals in its ranks
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Aug 14, 2015 07:44
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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, 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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