Defending the right to smoke


Forest, the lobby group which defends the right to smoke, has put together the above video criticizing the EU's proposals to try to disrupt smokers' lives by banning cigarette displays in shops and, incredibly, introduce plain packaging rules to cigarettes. The question of whether you enjoy smoking or not is irrelevant – what matters is that adults are allowed to make their own decisions without meddling from the government. Unfortunately the EU seems to have no regard for civil liberties – their consultation document, outlining the arguments for and against smoking restrictions, doesn't mention these concerns at all.

The video features Eamonn Butler and other liberal voices, and is linked up with Forest's petition against the EU measures here.