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Deborah Hutton anti-smoking campaign

All the winners and runners-up in the Bafta HQ auditorium after the awards. Picture: David Griffin

National Cut Films Awards 2013: ‘It feels amazing - I can’t describe it’

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.

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Australia is the only country in the world to have introduced plain packaging law. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Government “backtracking on public health” with no plain packs Bill in Queen’s Speech

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.

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Many had thought plain packaging legislation would be in the Queen's Speech. Picture: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.

Tobacco plain packaging out of Queen’s Speech but ‘has not been abandoned’

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.

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Dozens of youngsters gathered in Whitehall recently to demonstrate outside the British American Tobacco annual general meeting. Picture: The Deborah Hutton Campaign

Royal College doctors push for tobacco plain packaging law

Senior doctors have urged the government introduce plain packaging rules for tobacco products to “remove misconceptions that some brands are ‘safer’ than others”.

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Last week young people from across the capital gathered at the British American Tobacco AGM to protest against an industry that kills thousands every year. Picture: The Deborah Hutton Campaign

Cut Films anti-smoking competition entrants ask for your vote

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.

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Nearly two-thirds support plain packaging legislation. Picture: PA Wire

YouGov pollster criticises “highly imaginative” arguments against tobacco plain packaging

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”.

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