Plain packaging for cigarettes

This Wednesday the government are set to publish their tobacco control plan to coincide with national No Smoking Day.

At the end of last year the government announced proposals to strip cigarette packaging of its branding in a bid to make smoking less attractive to consumers.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is expected to publish the Coalition’s tobacco control plan this Wednesday, and recommendations to follow through with the proposals to implement plain packaging for cigarettes are anticipated.

The move would mean that in the future all brands of cigarettes would be stripped of their distinctive colour schemes and logos and instead health warnings would become the packagings most prominent feature.

In addition to this, the government are said to be considering banning displays of cigarettes in shops, which would mean retailers would instead have to keep their tobacco unseen and under the counter.

Unfortunately, for many smoking comes hand in hand with poor health. If you are interested in changing your lifestyle to help you stay fit and healthy then you may find it helpful to talk to a health coach who will help to clarify your motivations for wanting to change before helping you to set attainable goals. For further information please visit our fact-sheet.

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