Many health campaigners have praised the move but smokers’ group Forest have said there is no evidence to support the idea that plain packaging reduces smoking levels.
Health Secretary Andrew Lansley believes it is time to try a new approach. “The evidence is clear that packaging helps to recruit smokers, so it makes sense to consider having less attractive packaging. It’s wrong that children are being attracted to smoke by glitzy designs on packets.” He said.
Dr Alan Maryon-Davis, professor of public health at Kings College London has welcomed the move as a good example of how the government can help people to choose a healthier way of life.
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