Forest news & comment
Mon 21st June, 2021
Forest has criticised plans by Breckland Council in Norfolk to prohibit smoking and vaping on all council-owned sites.
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.
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.”
Tue 9th March, 2021
The suggestion that smokers who quit for six weeks or more are "happier than those who carry on smoking" has been dismissed as "laughably simplistic".
Thu 25th February, 2021
A new law banning smoking outside hospitals, schools and other outdoor areas in Wales from March 1, 2021, is "unnecessary" and "wrong" say campaigners.
Tue 24th November, 2020
Forest has urged the Irish government to abandon its target of making Ireland ‘tobacco free’ by 2025.
Tue 13th October, 2020
Increase in excise duty on tobacco is "another kick in the teeth" for smokers, says Forest Ireland.
Poll: 70% of adults in Ireland say buying cigarettes from the black market or abroad is "understandable"
Thu 8th October, 2020
An overwhelming majority of adults in Ireland think that purchasing cigarettes and tobacco from the black market or other countries is 'understandable' given the high cost of tobacco sold legally at home.
Mon 5th October, 2020
Forest Ireland has criticised calls to introduce a new tax on e-cigarettes and further increase the cost of cigarettes.
Fri 2nd October, 2020
Campaigners react with fury to news that smoking shelters have been removed from the grounds of South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital.
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