By Emily Pearce
Sunday, May 6, 2012
HEALTH bosses are urging people to support plans to sell cigarettes in plain packets.
A national consultation is underway on the proposal to sell all tobacco products in standardised packaging without branding or logos.
The Island’s director of public health, Dr Jenifer Smith, said: "If all tobacco products were sold in plain packs, research indicates they would be less attractive to children, stop young smokers thinking some brands are less harmful and would make health warnings stand out more.
"This has particular relevance on the Isle of Wight as we have very high rates of smoking in pregnant mothers and high reported rates of teenagers smoking."
To respond to the consultation, visit the Department of Health website at
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