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[UK] CLARK: Why there shouldn’t be a complete smoking ban at Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Managers say the NHS spends £2.7bn a year treating smoking-related health problems. Well, I’ve got news for them. Smokers contribute more than £10bn annually through tobacco taxation. If you contribute that amount to public funds you don’t deserve to be t
Derbyshire Times (Bakewell Today) (uk)
added Aug 10, 2015 09:50
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[UK] Stoke-on-Trent City Council approves Hanley smoke-free plans

People in Stoke-on-Trent are being asked about proposals to "control" smoking in some public spaces. The city council will launch a public consultation on its plans in October and, depending on the results, will seek to make some areas smoke-free. The co
BBC Online
added Jul 29, 2015 12:15

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

Brighton beach could become the first in the UK to ban smoking

Brighton already has a voluntary ban on smoking in children's play areas, but now the city's parks and beaches could become smoke-free too - a prospect which angers the smokers' group Forest.
BT (British Telecommunications) (uk)
added Jul 22, 2015 12:05

[UK] Brighton seeks views on beach smoking ban

The move has been criticised by smokers' group Forest. The council said second-hand smoke had been linked to about 165,000 new cases of disease among children in the UK each year, adding that children exposed to passive smoke had a higher risk of respira
BBC Online
added Jul 22, 2015 11:55

[UK] The public want smoking rooms in pubs...could it happen?

Of 2,000 adults polled by Populus on behalf of smokers’ rights group Forest, 57% were in favour of allowing pubs and private members clubs the choice of operating well-ventilated designated smoking rooms. Earlier this year, a separate opinion poll of
added Jul 6, 2015 09:07

[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

[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

[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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