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From Brussels with love

Here it is, the video of last week's Forest EU launch party.

Thanks to Dan Donovan for driving all the way to Brussels to film it. There are some great soundbites including the following:

"I'm made to feel like a leper because I choose to smoke. I know the risks but I also feel I shouldn't be made to feel ostracised."

"I'm not a smoker but I stand for smokers' rights because it's about freedom of choice and equality."

"Ever since I started smoking I've always felt bad about the fact that I'm a smoker. So for me, being in an environment where people are like, 'No, you should be allowed to smoke', it's very interesting. It's given me a different perspective on my habit as a smoker."

"Here we are all adults, we know the risks, and if I want to light a cigarettes please let me do it."

Last but certainly not least:

"An organisation like this speaks for me, as a smoker."

To watch the video on YouTube click here.

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Reader Comments (2)

Congratulations on a new start for equal opportunities. I wish us every success!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 15:29 | Unregistered CommenterCostas Kitis

Great first steps! Hopefully more smokers start standing up for themselves.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 20:20 | Unregistered CommenterVinny Gracchus

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