This hideous woman, Deborah Arnott has the temerity to state that Forest is funded by Big tobacco. What she doesn't let the viewer know is that ASH is in the main, funded as a lobby group by the government, and by Big Pharma.
The figures for Ash's funds over at the Fake Charities site are as follows.
Its 2008/09 accounts show a total income of £742,562, of which:
- Department of Health: £142,000
- Total £142,000 (19.1% of all income)
The remainder of its income comes from ASH International (part-funded by Pfizer), and supporting charities, principally Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation.
It received just £4,975 in voluntary donations from the public, plus a £10,000 legacy.
Surely if the public were so against smoking the private donations would be flooding in.
Amazingly Smokers and anti smokers were able to collect twice as much in the campaign to free the Publican Nick Hogan. IN 4 DAYS.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it, you overpaid Harridan.