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. 1.0 1.1 Frequently 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