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Recommended reading

The following books, articles and essays provide a useful introduction to the smoking debate. Where appropriate, we have also included some official government advice. 

Forest reports

Third party reports funded by Forest


  • Smoke, Lies and the Nanny State
    Joe Jackson (April 2007), updated version of The Smoking Issue (below)
  • Smoking Out The Truth: A Challenge to the Chief Medical Officer (out of print)
    Ralph Harris (2005)
  • The Smoking Issue
    Joe Jackson (2004)

 Briefing papers


  • The Bully State: The End of Tolerance (out of print)
    Brian Monteith (The Free Society, 2009) 

Tobacco display bans

Public smoking bans

Passive smoking

Smoking and health

Smoking at work

Smoking and healthcare

Smoking and mental health

Submissions to government

  • Children and Families Bill
    Forest submission opposing proposed amendment (banning smoking in cars with children) to the Children and Families Bill (2012/13)


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