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Hey EU! Stop intruding – Forest launches ad campaign in political weeklies

Forest has launched an advertising campaign to promote our No Thank EU campaign.

Full page ads have been placed in The Week (circulation 194k), Spectator (63k) and New Statesman (25k). They read:

Under a new Tobacco Products Directive the European Union could ban menthol and 'slim' cigarettes, outlaw ten packs, prohibit small pouches of roll your own tobacco, and severely restrict the shape and size of cigarette packets.


1. Have we learned nothing from history? Prohibition doesn't work.
2. Excessive regulation will deny consumers choice and drive them to the black market.
3. Criminal gangs will make a fortune manufacturing and selling prohibited products.
4. Don't let the EU impose an extreme regulatory agenda on UK consumers.
5. What will they prohibit or over-regulate next? Alcohol, fizzy drinks, convenience food? Enough is enough.

If you support choice not control, please make your voice heard. Visit

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Reader Comments (3)

Good move Simon. Those publications are read by a wide spectrum of people, and also by polititians (particularly in the case of the Speccie and the New Statesman). Let's hope that some of them take note.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 19:36 | Unregistered Commenternisakiman

This is great, it gives us pro smokers a feeling that we have a voice at last to see our objections in print, at least it gives us the expectation of a level playing field coming into the equation at last.
Its becoming obvious that the EU agenda wants total control over all the people of europe to turn us into obedient worker bees on low wages, obey orders and think and act the same, where choice is only available for the elite.
Who knows what they'll demand next if they get away with banning cigarettes.
A grey uniform for us worker bees?

Friday, August 30, 2013 at 10:29 | Unregistered Commenterann

I just posted this on VGIF:

It is interesting to note on Frank Davis's blog today in a response he got from his MEP, and I quote:

Believe it or not smoking inside the EU parliament is actually permitted in the MEP bars and believe us this is regularly taken advantage of- We’re in a position now where some politicians are preaching one thing while imposing misery on people while doing another.

I know hypocrisy is the norm in politics, but this is so blatant that it beggars belief!

Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:25 | Unregistered Commenternisakiman

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