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Dehumanisation Agenda 2.0

“Plain packs” translated into plain English From today, after one year of phasing in, all UK cigarettes and rolling tobacco are sold in the now familiar drab greenly brown standardised packaging; along with all other tobacco products they also bear … Continue reading

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Smokers – Use Your Vote!

Freedom2Choose is not aligned with any political party. It is election time so all the parties will be sending their representatives out and about to talk to the electorate. They want to be elected so this is the one and … Continue reading

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Smokers may lose the right to Council Housing

Some may be aware that those in prisons and mental hospitals in parts of the United Kingdom have lost their right to smoke. We have condemned this prohibition in previous articles, not only because it is completely inhuman but because … Continue reading

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The Long March to Prohibition

Until the 1980s there were around 10,000 specialist tobacconists in Britain. These were like Aladdin’s caves, not because of mythical glitzy packaging but because of choice. Many smokers just stuck with major brands but these specialist tobacconists stocked a vast … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Looking Forward, a New Year Review

March 26th saw the 10 year anniversary of the United Kingdom’s first draconian smoking ban in Scotland brought about by the ‘Smoking, Health and Social Care (Scotland) Act 2005.’ This was put in place based on the myth of “second … Continue reading

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F2C AGM 17th December 2016

Freedom2Choose’s AGM will be held on Saturday 17 September at the Pavilion End Pub, Watling Street, London, EC4M 9BR. The formal meeting (members only) starts at 2.00pm and will be very short, maybe 10-15 minutes. There will be informal and … Continue reading

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Bullying, Confusion and Partial Prohibition

Today marks the United Kingdom’s introduction of larger and more grotesque graphic health warnings on standardised packaging for cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco, with the banning of some cigarettes. This is the toughest set of anti-tobacco control measures since the … Continue reading

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Carol Ann Cattell 1948 to 2016

It is with great sadness that we have to report that Carol Cattell passed away quietly in her sleep on the 4th April surrounded by her family. Her children Sam and Jo paid tribute to their mum by saying “We … Continue reading

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Campaign against Smoking Bans in Psychiatric Units

  As some of you will know, over the years full smoking prohibition has been creeping its way into mental hospitals. We covered this creep from its first case in the United Kingdom in 2008 when Rampton Mental Hospital banned … Continue reading

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