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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.
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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A teenager whose father and grandparents died from smoking-related lung cancer backs a campaign to make cigarettes come in plain packaging.