Forest news & comment
Thu 18th December, 2014
Prohibiting smoking in cars with children is "unnecessary", "excessive" and a "gross intrusion on people's privacy", says Forest.
Mon 1st December, 2014
Campaigners have urged the Government to abandon plans to introduce plain packaging of tobacco.
Thu 6th November, 2014
A leading industry publisher has called for more groups like Forest "to voice their support for smokers/vapers' rights".
Tue 4th November, 2014
The smokers’ group Forest will tonight mark its 35th anniversary with a special smoker-friendly party in London.
Tue 14th October, 2014
The smokers' group Forest has slammed calls for Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square and 20,000 acres of parks in the capital to go smoke free.
Wed 6th August, 2014
A petition against plain packaging of tobacco has gained more than 100,000 signatures and more than 50,000 people have personally written to the Prime Minister opposing the initiative.
Wed 30th July, 2014
Forest has described as “inexplicable” a decision by the Advertising Standards Authority to reject a complaint about a television advertisement for the NHS smoke free campaign.
Wed 23rd July, 2014
Forest will co-host a special event with libertarian campaign group Conservatives for Liberty at the Tory conference in Birmingham in September.
Thu 17th July, 2014
Conservative candidates in marginal seats, including public health minister, Jane Ellison, risk electoral defeat because of the government’s nanny state policies, according to a new survey of English voters commissioned by the Democracy Institute, a politically independent think tank.
Thu 26th June, 2014
Campaigners have urged the government to keep an "open mind" on plain packaging of tobacco following the announcement of a consultation on draft regulations.
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