Plain cigarette packets, really?


Now frankly, I don’t smoke, never have, never will.

I can’t though see any mileage on blank cigarette packets, what would that achieve?

Do people really smoke because of coloured writing on a packet?

Would a white packet stop teenagers from trying out cigarettes?

If anyone can help me see reasoning I would listen but until then I remain puzzled.

Then comes Andrew Lansley comment in The Times:

The minister told the Times that he was “open minded” about putting the idea of plain cigarette packaging to the public, but added: “We don’t work in partnership with the tobacco companies because we are trying to arrive at a point where they have no business in this country.”

What would happen if tobacco companies disappeared?

Would people refrain from smoking?

Again, although, as stated, I don’t smoke I really can’t see that happening in my lifetime and if tobacco companies didn’t exist, what would people smoke?

It doesn’t bear thinking about.

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One thought on “Plain cigarette packets, really?

  1. I am a smoker and the illogical reasoning behind plain packaging and display bans makes me want to smack my head against a wall. The succession of health secretaries coming out with utter nonsense like Lansley boils my blood tbh – why is it fair to denormalise smoking? It hasn’t worked with drugs…

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