News & Comment

Headlines

The war on smoking is an attack on civil liberties that threatens smokers and non-smokers alike, says a new report.

Campaigners have urged the government to delay the publication of plans to stub out smoking by 2030 until a new prime minister and Cabinet have been appointed.

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".

“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.

Awareness of the ban on menthol cigarettes is "minimal" and other products could be at risk.

New report calls for restrictions on vaping on NHS hospital grounds to be lifted with smokers given the option of designated smoking areas

Forest has criticised calls to raise the legal age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21.

Forest Ireland has welcomed a call by a leading Senator for the Irish government to embrace vaping as an alternative to smoking ...

Forest has criticised a proposed bill that would make it an offence to smoke on NHS sites in England.

Proposal to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas in St Helier, Jersey, is a 'solution in search of a problem', says Forest.

Back to top

Our Supporters

supporter_ronald_harwood.jpg

"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

Are you tired of being targetted for your smoking habit?

Register Your Support