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The Smokefree Action Coalition is a group of organisations committed to promoting public health. We came together initially to lobby for smokefree workplaces and are now committed to reducing the harm caused by tobacco more generally.
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Government to go ahead with standard packaging

On Wednesday 21st January, Public Health Minister Jane Ellison MP announced in the House of Commons that the Government would ensure a vote on standardised packaging Regulations before the next General Election.

Please urge your MP to vote in support using the template email below for inspiration.

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The clock ticks

children have started smoking since the publication of Sir Cyril Chantler’s evidence review on Wednesday 3rd April 2014.

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Example email to send:

Dear [name],

I am delighted that the Government has now announced that there will be a vote on Regulations on standardised packaging before the General Election.

There is strong public support for this measure. A recent poll for Cancer Research UK found that seventy-five per cent of Conservative voters, 75 per cent of Labour, 80 per cent of Liberal Democrat and 64 per cent of UKIP voters all said they backed making tobacco packs less attractive.

The case for standardised packaging is overwhelming. It will be the most important public health reform of this Parliament. Since this is likely to be a free vote, I’d like to urge you to attend the debate and vote for the Regulations.

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