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    Does it really matter what they look like??

    I never smoked a certain brand of fag because of the packet. When in Thailand, where they have 'orrible pictures on the packets, it never put me off buying them (especially as they were only 45 Baht).

    ... and I've quit all forms of smoking now, btw.

    BBC:

    Labour has accused David Cameron of caving in to the tobacco industry lobby after plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging are put on hold.

    Ministers have said a decision has been delayed so that more time can be spent examining how similar plans have worked in Australia.

    Downing Street is said to be worried about the impact on jobs.

    But Labour wants an explanation about the "broken promise" and the input of Tory election strategist Lynton Crosby.

    And Cancer Research UK said the government had chosen tobacco profits over health.
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    Dunno mate. I don't care what they do as I have never smoked and never intend to. It's possible though that the pictures might put some people off, even if they didn't have that effect on you.

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    I guess that grossly inflated prices and the well known health risks are not good enough at putting them off, maybe plain packaging or the horrible pics on them might put people off from starting in the first place

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    Education education education.

    Show vile smoking videos to youngish kids at school, sicken them so they are scared.

    I had a scare which stopped me doing 20 Bensons a day.

    kids at school smoked but I didn't, 28 when I really started, aerosol.

    In those days, you left school, started to buy your own fags and a pint, that was the way of things, we did not know about the BIG C then.

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    Interestingly it gives the current major cigarette companies more security. Nobody will know if there are any new fags on the market unless they read whatever list is at the fag counter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Starbold View Post

    kids at school smoked but I didn't, 28 when I really started, aerosol.
    Doing the old aerosol has addled ya brain!

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    BBC News - Tobacco industry: Cigarette package law 'flawed'

    Proposals to introduce standardised cigarette packaging in England are "flawed", the tobacco industry says.

    The Tobacco Manufacturers Association said calls for plain packaging were based on "dogma", not evidence.

    And UKIP leader Nigel Farage called the move an "appalling intrusion into consumer choice".

    If approved by Parliament by May, a new law could be in force by 2016. Ministers and health groups say the change will save thousands of lives.

    It follows a series of consultations on the issue.

    Wales has already voted to accept any Westminster legislation on the matter. Scotland and Northern Ireland are also expected to vote on whether to back the move.

    Public Health Minister Jane Ellison told MPs on Wednesday that the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition government's move was likely to have a positive impact on public health, particularly for children.

    Labour has already pledged to ban images on packets if it wins power and doctors say the move would save thousands of lives.

    BBC health editor Hugh Pym said the changes could come into force next year if Parliament passes legislation before the end of March, although, he said, a legal challenge by the tobacco industry was "highly likely".

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