Useful Links

If you are interested in tobacco-related issues, here are some useful sites. It's a not a comprehensive list so visit this page for occasional updates.

Daily reads

Taking Liberties - Our director's blog
The Free Society - Forest's sister campaign in the battle against Big Government

Campaigns we support

Save Our Pubs & Clubs - campaigning to amend the smoking ban
Smoking Allowed - Imperial Tobacco puts its money where its mouth is

Tobacco-related comment

Spiked! - useful archive of well-written articles
The Rest of the Story - tobacco news and analysis

Tobacco-friendly blogs

Dick Puddlecote - rage, anger and humour
Freedom2Choose (Scotland) - interesting posts, thoughtfully done
Smoking Out The Truth - from Ireland, a breath of fresh air!
Velvet Glove Iron Fist - essential reading

Smokers' rights abroad

Club Fumadores (Spain) - ban the bans (anyone speak Spanish?)
Forces (USA) - liberty news network
Forest Eireann (Ireland) - part of the extended Forest family 

Smoker-friendly pub directory

Smokers Welcome - pubs, bars and hotels

Friends of Forest

Boisdale of Belgravia - best bar restaurant in London

Tobacco industry

British American Tobacco
Imperial Tobacco
Japan Tobacco International
Philip Morris International
Tobacco Manufacturers Association

Tobacco control industry

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) - dedicated to tobacco control since 1971*
ASH Scotland - overstaffed and over-funded*
ASH Wales - campaigning for a tobacco free Wales*
British Medical Association - trade union for doctors
Cancer Research UK - UK's leading cancer charity
Fresh - Smoke Free North East - regional office for tobacco control*
No Smoking Day - annual event since 1984*
GASP - one stop shop for smoke free solutions
QUIT - advice on giving up*
Smokefree Action - coalition of anti-tobacco groups*
Smoke Free North West - another regional office for tobacco control*
Smoke Free South West - ditto*
UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies - tobacco control network* 

* grateful recipients of taxpayers' money

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Institute of Ideas - committed to freedom
Manifesto Club - for freedom in everyday life

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