Forest news & comment
Tue 10th March, 2020
Treasury must reject calls to reintroduce the tobacco tax escalator and close the gap in tax between hand-rolled tobacco and factory-made cigarettes says Forest.
Tue 18th February, 2020
Forest says campaigners must provide evidence that smoking outside is a threat to children's health before banning smoking in play parks and outdoor sports facilities.
Mon 17th February, 2020
Calls by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh to ban smoking and vaping on hospital grounds are "stupid" and "unacceptable" says Forest.
Tue 8th October, 2019
Raising excise duty on a pack of 20 cigarettes by a further 50 cents, with a pro-rata increase on other tobacco products, is a "massive own goal" says Forest Ireland.
Implying that smokers are a financial burden to society is "dishonest" and "economically illiterate" says Forest
Mon 30th September, 2019
Forest has criticised new data that allegedly shows smoking in England cost £12.5 billion in 2018.
Sat 28th September, 2019
Campaigners have reacted with fury to a call by Senator James Reilly to ban flavoured e-cigarettes in Ireland.
Tue 17th September, 2019
Campaigners have urged Ireland's Minister for Health Simon Harris to drop plans for a ban on the sale of tobacco products from self-service vending machines.
Mon 16th September, 2019
A poll of 2,057 adults conducted by Populus for the smokers’ group Forest found that only 30 per cent of adults in Great Britain think the ban on the display of tobacco in small and large shops has helped to reduce the number of children and young people who smoke.
Fri 13th September, 2019
Check out our response to reports that President Trump is calling for a ban on flavoured e-cigarettes in America.
Wed 11th September, 2019
Forest Ireland has called on the government to reject calls to raise the price of a packet of cigarettes to €20 a pack by 2025 and “give smokers a break”.
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