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Tobacco industry lobbyists adopt new aggressive tactics

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 03 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6618
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

Forest, the pro-smoking group supported by the tobacco industry, is launching a new consumer rights campaign called Action on Consumer Choice (ACC) to encourage the alcohol and fast food industry to work with it to champion the rights of their consumers.

Forest’s director, Simon Clark, argued that drinkers of alcohol and fans of fast food would be the next targets of health campaigners if smokers’ freedoms were not respected and that some of the same tactics used against the tobacco industry were already being used against food and drink products that were deemed unhealthy.

Action on Consumer Choice, which has the slogan “Eat. Drink. Smoke. Vape. It’s your choice!” is being launched officially on 4 November 2014 at an event in London to celebrate …

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