Forest news & comment
No Smoking Day 2021: Claim that smokers are happier if they quit “laughably simplistic” says Forest
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".
Wales: New smoking law “unnecessary” and “wrong”
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.
Tobacco free Ireland target "illiberal" and "unachievable"
Tue 24th November, 2020
Forest has urged the Irish government to abandon its target of making Ireland ‘tobacco free’ by 2025.
Ireland: Forest's response to increase in tobacco duty
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.
Campaigners slam call to introduce new tax on e-cigarettes
Mon 5th October, 2020
Forest Ireland has criticised calls to introduce a new tax on e-cigarettes and further increase the cost of cigarettes.
Removal of smoking shelters from hospital grounds "pathetic" says Forest
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.
Forest critical of move to ban smoking on sidelines of children's football matches in Wales
Tue 29th September, 2020
Forest has criticised a move by the Football Association of Wales (FAW) to ban smoking on the sidelines of children's football games in Wales.
Report: Local authority war on smoking a "moral crusade"
Mon 21st September, 2020
Councils are dramatically overstepping statutory smokefree requirements, imposing draconian smoking and vaping bans on their own workforces and on outdoor public spaces.
Forest slams move to ban smoking in all new seating areas outside Manchester pubs and bars
Wed 5th August, 2020
Forest has criticised a move by Manchester City Council to ban smoking in new seating areas outside pubs, bars and restaurants.
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