Forest news & comment
Forest condemns "another aggressive and illiberal attack on legitimate consumers"
Mon 1st July, 2019
Forest says demands by the anti-smoking group ASH for the government to do more to tackle smoking represent "another aggressive and illiberal attack on legitimate consumers".
Forest condemns call to ban smoking on all NHS hospital grounds
Fri 31st May, 2019
“A total ban on smoking demonstrates a staggering lack of compassion for smokers who may be stressed, upset and in need of a comforting cigarette.
UK "sleepwalking to prohibition" says Forest
Mon 20th May, 2019
Awareness of the ban on menthol cigarettes is "minimal" and other products could be at risk.
Majority of NHS trusts still prohibit vaping on hospital grounds
Mon 11th March, 2019
New report calls for restrictions on vaping on NHS hospital grounds to be lifted with smokers given the option of designated smoking areas
Calls to raise smoking age to 21 "infantalise young adults"
Sun 3rd March, 2019
Forest has criticised calls to raise the legal age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21.
Forest Ireland welcomes Senator's support for vaping but says smoke-free Ireland target should be dropped
Mon 4th February, 2019
Forest Ireland has welcomed a call by a leading Senator for the Irish government to embrace vaping as an alternative to smoking ...
Bill to ban smoking in hospital grounds an "abuse of parliamentary time" says Forest
Tue 29th January, 2019
Forest has criticised a proposed bill that would make it an offence to smoke on NHS sites in England.
Forest responds to consultation on smoking in al fresco smoking areas
Wed 5th December, 2018
Proposal to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas in St Helier, Jersey, is a 'solution in search of a problem', says Forest.
Scotland: Forest criticises prison smoking ban
Fri 30th November, 2018
Forest director Simon Clark said, "No-one has the right to smoke in jail but smoking is one of the few pleasures many prisoners have."
Former minister crowned 'Nanny-in-Chief 2018'
Wed 21st November, 2018
A former minister has been given the title 'Nanny-in-Chief 2018' for "outstanding services to the nanny state" at a dinner in Dublin.
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