Christopher Foxley-Norris

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Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris is the founder of pro-smoking campaign group Forest.1
According to a confidential industry document, Foxley-Norris wrote to British American Tobacco in 1978 seeking a paid position running a consumers’ association for smokers. At a meeting, BAT staff told him that “the industry had been giving possible through to the possible formation of a consumers’ body for some time and (his) ideas were to a considerable extent in line with this thinking”.2
Forest was set up the following year with industry funding.1


  1. abFrequently asked questions, Forest website, undated, accessed 11 June 2011
  2. Air Chief Marshal Sir Christopher Foxley-Norris, British American Tobacco, 27 November 1978, accessed 11 June 2011
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