Forest news & comment
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”.
Mon 5th August, 2019
The war on smoking is an attack on civil liberties that threatens smokers and non-smokers alike, says a new report.
Tue 9th July, 2019
Campaigners have urged the government to delay the publication of plans to stub out smoking by 2030 until a new prime minister and Cabinet have been appointed.
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".
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