Forest news & comment
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".
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.
Mon 20th May, 2019
Awareness of the ban on menthol cigarettes is "minimal" and other products could be at risk.
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
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 ...
Tue 29th January, 2019
Forest has criticised a proposed bill that would make it an offence to smoke on NHS sites in England.
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.
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."
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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