Forest news & comment
Wales: Forest criticises 'smoke-free 2030' target
Mon 8th November, 2021
“If people choose not to smoke that’s fine but setting a target for a smoke-free Wales is a green light for politicians and campaigners who seem determined to regulate and control people’s lives.”
Forest attacks proposed new tobacco control measures
Wed 20th October, 2021
Forest has criticised a series of amendments tabled by Labour MP Mary Foy, chair of the APPG on Smoking and Health, in response to the Government's Health and Care Bill.
Forest Ireland's response to Budget 2022
Tue 12th October, 2021
"This is yet another attack on a group of consumers, many of whom are low paid workers, after a stressful 18 months during which many may have lost their jobs or been impoverished in other ways."
Ireland: "Stop weaponising tax in war on smokers"
Mon 27th September, 2021
Campaigners have urged the government to "stop weaponising" tax in order to achieve a Smoke Free Ireland by 2025.
Raising age of sale won't stop young people smoking
Fri 6th August, 2021
“If you can have sex at 16, join the army and drive a car at 17, you should be allowed to buy tobacco at 18."
Ban on cigarettes "a fool's errand" says Forest
Mon 26th July, 2021
Forest has criticised a call by a leading tobacco company for the UK government to ban cigarettes within ten years.
Wales: Call to ban smoking in beer gardens "monumentally stupid"
Mon 21st June, 2021
Anti-smoking group ASH Wales wants smoking to be banned in beer gardens to "protect children's health".
Forest slams plan to ban smoking and vaping on council premises
Mon 21st June, 2021
Forest has criticised plans by Breckland Council in Norfolk to prohibit smoking and vaping on all council-owned sites.
Butt out, campaigners tell council
Wed 26th May, 2021
Forest has criticised plans to discourage workplace smoking areas in order to make Oxfordshire the first 'smoke-free' county in England by 2025.
Ireland: Forest slams plan to extend smoking ban to outdoor spaces
Tue 11th May, 2021
“The war on smoking has become a war on ordinary people who just want to be left alone to live their lives as they choose.”
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