Cigarettes Packaging Campaign

MPs are being lobbied today by anti-smoking groups to try to cigarette packaging to be plain made into law.

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Teenager backs cigarette packaging campaign

A West Country MP is backing a regional campaign for cigarettes to be sold in plain packaging. Mel Stride says branding plays an important part in persuading people to smoke.

The campaign has got the backing of a teenager from the region whose father and two grandparents died from smoking-related lung cancer. Ken Goodwin reports.

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South West MP hosts meeting on plain cigarette packaging

MP Mel Stride is hosting a meeting today at the Houses of Parliament on proposals for plain packaging on cigarettes. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Consultation on selling cigarettes in plain packs was due to end today [Tuesday] but has been extended until August 10th. The campaign group Smokefree South West says changing packaging would discourage children from smoking.

The Westcountry MP Mel Stride is hosting a meeting today at the Houses of Parliament on the proposals.

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