"Tobacco is not an illegal substance yet the government is persecuting a minority. I think that's a disgrace in a social democracy."
Sir Ronald Harwood,
Playwright and screenwriter
Outdoor smoking bans are driven by council officials and public health bodies rather than in response to health risks or public demand, says a new report.
Forest has slammed proposals to extend the smoking ban to outdoor areas including beaches, parks and 'historic' squares
Opponents of the new law banning smoking in cars with children say the legislation is "unnecessary", "unenforceable" and will "stigmatise millions of decent men and women".
Forest comes out fighting on the implementation of the EU's revised Tobacco Products Directive.
Do you agree that the use of e-cigarettes should be banned in enclosed public and work places in Wales? No.
Forest has reacted cautiously to calls for e-cigarettes to be made available to smokers via the NHS.
Forest has welcomed the Royal Society for Public Health's announcement that "nicotine is no more harmful to health than caffeine" but has warned the Society that smokers will not tolerate being forced to quit combustible cigarettes in favour of other nicotine delivery systems.
A survey of over 12,000 adult smokers released today reveals how consumers avoid paying the excessive taxation on tobacco products in the United Kingdom.
Forest has urged the Scottish Government not to ban smoking on hospital grounds and to adopt "light touch regulation" with regard to electronic cigarettes.
Forest has urged Brighton and Hove City Council to reject calls to extend smoke free zones to include beaches and parks.
Are you tired of being targetted for your smoking habit?