Smoking remains one of the biggest challenges to public health across the country, representing more than 86,000 deaths annually.
NHS body urges people to have an opinion on plain packaging for cigarettes in an attempt to stop children and young people taking up the habit.
The government has launched a public consultation, which looks at the advantages of a law means the tobacco companies to sell cigarettes in plain packaging, and we have until Tuesday, July 10 to express their opinions.
The objectives of plain packaging of cigarettes are as follows:
Make them less attractive, especially for young people.
Make health warnings stand out more.
If the move goes ahead of all tobacco products will look the same, and all brands should be a standard font color and size, while the logos, color schemes and graphics would be prohibited.
Plain packaging is only part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce youth smoking uptake, and premature death from smoking-related diseases.
Politicians will adhere to the UK ban on tobacco advertising, introduced in 2003 and a ban on smoking in public places and workplaces, introduced in 2007.
Both were enrolled in contributing to the reduction of smoking and preventing young people from the habit.
Since April this year, he was illegally display of tobacco products at points of sale in major stores throughout England and the same rules will be put in place for small shops in 2015.
John Sandford, Chief Commercial Hull City Council standards officer, said: “The idea of plain packaging is to reduce its attractiveness and make them less attractive to young people in Hull and throughout the region.
“Although there is a point of view that plain packaging can be easily tampered with, we do not think so, as there are measures that are already in place to make it more difficult.”
In Australia, the plain packaging to be introduced in December, and activists say it will have an immediate effect.
April Kandy, in the NHS body, said: “Young people should be aware of the tobacco industry practices used to sell products to them in particular.”
April called on people to protect the health of future generations, expressing their concern and support plain packaging.
She said: “During the consultations, the possibility to protect the health of our children.
“It’s really an opportunity to have their say, and perhaps change the course of legislation.”
Public consultation will be open for response until Tuesday, July 10, and anyone with an interest in including individuals and businesses are strongly encouraged to respond.
Putting tobacco products in plain packaging is important because tobacco packages are now the main promotional tool for the tobacco industry, and that children who begin to smoke two-thirds of smokers start smoking before the age of 18 years.
Have your say in the www.plainpacks protect.co.uk sign a petition or www.consultations.dh.gov.uk for full consultation and additional information.
There is broad public support for the needy tobacco for sale in a simple standardized packaging with the product name in a standard label, such as those that will be needed in Australia in December this year.
A recent poll shows an example of a simple box set that in the Yorkshire and Humber total 61 percent of adults supported this, while only 10 percent against the measure.
For more information on all the issues surrounding tobacco use, visit the WWW. smokesnojoke.com or www.ash.org. United Kingdom
If you want to quit smoking, free support is available with the local NHS stop smoking service. From individual sessions with a support group in person or by telephone, the service provides a method of quitting suitable.