East Dunbartonshire backs plain tobacco packaging

Local MP Jo Swinson's latest East Dunbartonshire e-consultation has found that a clear majority support a change to plain tobacco packaging.

Jo wanted to know where local residents stand before submitting a response to the Coalition Government's consultation.

Jo asked East Dunbartonshire residents whether they would support the change to plain packaging. Of the nearly 300 respondents, three out of four people agreed that all tobacco products should be sold in plain, standardised packaging with just one in four against.

Commenting, Jo Swinson said:

"Many people who took part in the consultation were concerned at the way packaging could be used to glamorise products for young people.

"The best way to avoid smoking health damage is to prevent young people from starting in the first place.

"A majority of residents believe that plain packaging will go some way to making sure more young people in our community never become smokers."

If you would like to be part of Jo's monthly e-consultation mailing list, sign up on the website here: www.joswinson.org.uk/e_consultations


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