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.