SUPPORTING SMOKERS’ RIGHTS FOR 45 YEARS

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Response to speech by public health minister Neil O’Brien

Replying to a speech given by public health minister Neil O’Brien in response to ‘The Khan review: making smoking obsolete’, Simon Clark, director of Forest, said:

“Education is always better than coercion so we’re pleased the government appears to favour the carrot not the stick approach to smoking cessation.

“Vaping is a significantly less harmful alternative to smoking so it makes sense to encourage smokers to switch to e-cigarettes.

“If however adult smokers still prefer to smoke tobacco, government must respect that choice.”

Simon Clark

Mission & Vision

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Mission

Forest’s mission is to protect the interests of adults who choose to smoke or consume tobacco.

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Our key aims and objectives are to:

  • counteract the “denormalisation” of smoking, and smokers
  • prevent further restrictions on the purchase and consumption of tobacco
  • establish closer links with other tobacco-friendly groups at home and abroad
  • build support among consumers of tobacco and other similarly threatened groups
  • highlight the increasingly intrusive nature of Big Government in the lives of private individuals