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Forest slams "sinister call to target smoking in the home

Tue 20th November, 2018

Responding to a report published today by Action on Smoking and Health that calls for action to address smoking in the home, Simon Clark, director of Forest, said:

“Reaching into smokers’ homes takes tobacco control in a new and rather sinister direction.

“Focussing on social housing targets those who can’t afford to buy their own homes. That’s discrimination in anyone’s language and many people will find it repellent.

“They say this is not about banning smoking in the home but that’s clearly the long-term goal. It’s prohibition by stealth and a gross intrusion into people’s private lives.”

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