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[Ireland] Cigarette package images designed to shock smokers

Images of diseased lungs and rotting teeth printed on cigarette packets since yesterday have been described by a smokers’ lobby group as “a waste of time”. Forest Éireann spokesman John Mallon said the images, part of a Department of Health campaign to
Irish Times (ie)
added Feb 4, 2013 22:34

[Ireland] Graphic images on cigarette packets 'will not make any difference'

John Mallon of Forest Éireann said that the images are a waste of time. "You'd have to expect that the purpose of them is some sort of revulsion therapy to scare smokers away from away from buying cigarettes," he said.
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Feb 1, 2013 16:27

[Ireland] Anti-smoking law 'utterly unnecessary'

Forest Éireann, a group who represent the views of consumers who choose to smoke, say the ban and fine amounts to bullying. "Basically, like a lot of other legislation, it's utterly unnecessary to begin with," said spokesperson for the group, John Mallo
Kildare Nationalist (ie)
added Jan 12, 2013 22:36

[UK-Scotland] DUFFY: The wisdom of Scotland's 'smoke-free' gamble

The tobacco industry remains a pervasive and malignant influence in our society. It works through lawyers, lobbyists and funded front groups like Forest in a perpetual game of smoke and mirrors . . . I am proud of the Scottish government's commitment to (uk)
added Dec 17, 2012 06:35

[UK] Forest @Forest_Smoking

Founded in 1979, Forest represents adults who choose to smoke tobacco and non-smoking adults who are tolerant of other people smoking.
added Nov 27, 2012 08:49

[UK] CLARK: Smear test: how the plain packaging consultation turned ugly

Desperate people do desperate things but the attempt by the APPG on Smoking and Health to smear Forest and the Hands Off Our Packs campaign on the back of one incident witnessed by one person is pretty low, even by tobacco control standards.
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Nov 27, 2012 08:04

[UK] CLARK: The real scandal is the abuse of public money to mislead MPs and the media

I was going to draw a line after last week's posts about the plain packaging consultation and attempts to discredit the Hands Off Our Packs campaign.
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Nov 27, 2012 07:57

[UK, UK-Scotland] CLARK: Scotland's goal of a 'smoke-free' society is conformist and illiberal

Simon Clark: 'If we try to eliminate every risk through draconian legislation we create a bland, conformist, illiberal society.' (uk)
added Nov 27, 2012 07:15

[UK] War on tobacco – A guide to Australia's new cigarette packaging law

pro-smoking groups say the new packaging, which will show images of cancer-riddled mouths, blinded eyeballs and sick children in hospital beds, won’t make any difference to sales.
TNT Magazine (uk)
added Aug 25, 2012 04:45

[UK] Blackpool's smoke-free parks criticised

The NHS Blackpool initiative, supported by Blackpool Council, aims to deter smoking . . . Simon Clark, director of Forest, said: "There are no health benefits from banning smoking in public parks. No-one is at any risk from bring exposed to a wisp of s
BBC Online
added Aug 17, 2012 12:44
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