Forest news & comment
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forest condemns Local Government Association call to ban smoking outside pubs, cafes and restaurants
Sat 18th July, 2020
Campaigners and proprietors have reacted with alarm to proposals to ban smoking outside pubs, cafes and restaurants,
Mon 13th July, 2020
Forest has condemned a move to ban smoking outside pubs, restaurants and cafes.
Forest rejects claim that plain packaging was responsible for "accelerating" decline in cigarette sales
Mon 13th July, 2020
Thu 2nd July, 2020
Forest told Scotland's chief medical officer to stop fuelling "unwarranted fears" about smoking and vaping after he urged retailers to stop shoppers smoking or vaping in queues outside shops.
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