Just putting the finishing touches to the Forest submission to the government consultation on future tobacco control in the UK. If anyone is in any doubt about the extent to which this government will consider harassing and targeting smokers, read page 45 of the consultation document:
"Question 12: Do you believe that more should be done by the Government to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke within private dwellings or in vehicles used primarily for private purposes? If so, what do you think could be done?"
As you can see, it's not just cars that are on the agenda, but "private dwellings" as well.
If you haven't yet responded to the consultation, please do so NOW. The easiest option is to send the Forest e-card which you find HERE.
Since we launched this facility a couple of weeks ago, over 1300 e-cards have been sent to the Department of Health. In addition, we have sent out more than 2000 printed cards. How many have been signed and posted to the DH I can't say, but I do know that we are delivering, by hand, several hundred to the DH on Monday morning.
Meanwhile please sign The Free Society petition HERE. We aim to keep the petition running until Christmas at least and if the numbers are large enough we will present it as evidence to the DH while they consider their options.