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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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[UK] VIDEO: Smoking ban is 'excessive and no need for legislation'

Simon Clark is the director of pro-smoking choice group, Forest. Mr Clark said the ban was "excessive" as very few smokers still smoked in a car carrying children.
BBC Online
added Feb 11, 2015 22:41
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[UK] Department of Health ‘cancer growth’ ad found to be truthful by the ASA

A Department of Health ad showing a man smoking a cigarette, featuring a growth that grew with each puff, has not been banned by the ASA, despite complaints.
The Drum (uk)
added Jul 30, 2014 06:40
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[UK] Breitbart London and FOREST Oppose BMA Plans to Outlaw Tobacco

banning tobacco for those born after the year 2000... 'Smoke on the Water' river cruise hosted by the smokers' rights group, FOREST. Breitbart London's Managing Editor Raheem Kassam gave a (very) short speech at the event, slamming the BMA's decision to
breitbart.com
added Jun 25, 2014 09:54
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[Ireland] LETTER: Two sides to tobacco figures

In your letters page, (Examiner 3/4/’14), Kathleen O’Meara of the Irish Cancer Society (ICS) rejects the latest figures on smuggled tobacco, but she would say that, wouldn’t she?
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Jun 3, 2014 12:01
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[UK] North-East public 'distrustful' of tobacco industry

THREE-QUARTERS of North-East residents believe that tobacco companies should not be able to influence health policy and should declare what they spend on lobbying government, according to new figures. The findings from YouGov - released ahead of World N
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added May 29, 2014 10:48
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