Forest news & comment
Wed 26th February, 2014
Forest, which campaigned against revisions to the EU's Tobacco Products Directive, has questioned the need for standardised packaging of tobacco after MEPs voted to adopt a revised Tobacco Products Directive.
Sat 23rd November, 2013
Campaigners opposed to plain packaging of tobacco have accused the government of ignoring the views of hundreds of thousands of people who opposed the policy in a public consultation.
Tue 8th October, 2013
Thousands of UK consumers want the EU to abandon proposals to ban menthol cigarettes, increase size of health warnings and outlaw smaller packs of roll your own tobacco.
Wed 21st August, 2013
Forest has appointed political commentator and former member of the Scottish Parliament Brian Monteith as editor of its Free Society website.
Mon 29th July, 2013
Consumers and retailers invited to petition MEPs to stop the introduction of legislation banning tobacco products and restricting choice in the UK.
Thu 16th August, 2012
An estimated 500,000 people have registered their opposition to the introduction of plain packaging in the UK.
Wed 15th August, 2012
The decision by the High Court of Australia to reject a legal challenge against the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products in Australia will not affect opposition to the measure in the United Kingdom, say campaigners.
Fri 29th June, 2012
Forest is marking the fifth anniversary of the smoking ban in England by renewing its call for an amendment to the ban that would allow separate smoking rooms in pubs and private members’ clubs.
Wed 27th June, 2012
Forest last night hosted a ‘Freedom Dinner’ to mark the fifth anniversary of the smoking ban in England.
Fri 22nd June, 2012
Opponents of plain packaging of tobacco have launched an online video entitled Plain Packaging – No Minister!.
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