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Cigarette packaging — does it matter?

Would plain packaging of cigarettes make it less appealing for young people to start smoking?

Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes increases the risk for developing various health problems, including cancer. It is important to stop young people smoking and some believe that one way of making smoking less attractive to young people is to use plain packaging on cigarette packets. This has been done in Australia but plans to use plain and unbranded packets in the UK is on hold.

Do you think it would be less appealing to young people if the packets had pictures of harmful effects of smoking instead of logos of cigarette brands. Read more about this issue here http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/25137861

This article was first published : 2.12.2013

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