April 24 2014 Latest news:
Dozens of youngsters mingled in the glitz and glamour of London’s film scene last Thursday at a ceremony to reward efforts to create their own anti-smoking films.
The government was today accused of “backtracking on public health” by omitting a pledge to bring in plain packaging for cigarettes from last week’s Queen’s Speech.
Not including measures aimed at discouraging people from smoking in today’s Queen’s Speech does not mean they have been abandoned, the health secretary has said.
Senior doctors have urged the government introduce plain packaging rules for tobacco products to “remove misconceptions that some brands are ‘safer’ than others”.
The Deborah Hutton Campaign’s youth anti-tobacco film-making competition received 213 entries nationwide this year, smashing last year’s 76. Here some young Londoners talk about their films and why you should vote for them.
A prominent pollster has suggested the only argument made by opponents of plain packaging for tobacco products is that that the “industry doesn’t like it”.