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Voices of Freedom to debate smokers' rights

Tue 10th May, 2011

Peter Hitchens, Toby Young, Oscar-winning screenwriter Sir Ronald Harwood and David Davis MP are just four of the speakers taking part in The Free Society’s Voices of Freedom series of debates in London in June.

Hitchens, the Mail on Sunday's famously acerbic columnist, has been invited to discuss smokers' rights with Harwood, a member of Forest's Supporters Council. They will be joined on Wednesday 1st June by Alex Deane, former director of Big Brother Watch, and Simon Davies, founder and director of Privacy International, to address the question, ‘What are smokers’ rights in a free society?’.

Smoking will also feature in subsequent debates, notably 'Nudge and the nanny state: how far should government dictate our lifestyle?' on Wednesday 8th June and 'Risk and the pursuit of happiness: is smoking, drinking, gambling good for you?' on Wednesday 15th June.

Source: Forest e-newsletter (10 May 2011)
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