Press Releases

HMRC Impact assessment on standardised cigarette packs

Thursday 12 February 2015 Today the Government has published HMRC’s assessment of the potential impact standardised packaging could have on the illicit market. HMRC concludes that: “We have seen no evidence to suggest the introduction of standardised packaging will have a significant impact on the overall size of the illicit market or prompt a step-change […]

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Regulations to prohibit smoking in cars when children are present finally passed into law

Wednesday 11 February 2015 MPs have today approved regulations that will forbid anyone smoking in a car when children are present. [1] The measure will enter into force on 1 October 2015. This will go a long way towards protecting vulnerable children from the effects of tobacco smoke exposure which can trigger asthma attacks and […]

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Young people demonstrate against Imperial Tobacco’s shameless behaviour in Laos

Wednesday 28 January 2015 Save Laos from Imperial-ism: In Bristol today, young people from across the country staged a demonstration outside Imperial Tobacco’s AGM, protesting against the activities of the company in the UK and worldwide. Each year over 100,000 people in the UK [1] and nearly 6 million people worldwide die from smoking related […]

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Public Health Lobby Delighted at Government Announcement on Standard Cigarette Packs

Thursday 22 January 2015 What the packs will look like (hires) Public health experts have given a very warm welcome to the Government announcement that it will put Regulations on the standardised “plain” packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products to a vote in Parliament before the General Election. The move to prevent cigarettes being […]

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