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Forest welcomes defeat of Public Health (Wales) Bill

Wed 16th March, 2016

Forest has welcomed the news that the Public Health (Wales) Bill has been rejected by AMs.

Simon Clark, director of the smokers' group Forest, which advised against plans to ban the use of e-cigarettes in some public places, said:

"The proposals to severely restrict the use of e-cigarettes in public places were hopelessly misguided and irrational.

"The proposed measures were based not on evidence of harm but on an irrational fear of  nicotine.

"Nicotine is no more harmful than caffeine and any regulations should reflect that."

See: Forest response to consultation on Public Health (Wales) Bill (September 2015)

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