New poll shows strong support for introduction of plain packs as Government consultation begins

A new opinion poll carried out by YouGov showed strong support in Scotland for the introduction of plain packaging for tobacco products. When shown an image of a plain pack, twice as many smokers supported a move to sell tobacco products in plain, standardised packaging with the product name in standard lettering as the number of those who were opposed. The Scottish Government, in conjunction with the UK Department of Health are currently consulting on plain packaging after Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley’s official announcement on 16 April.

A copy of the media release,with more information and links, issued by Ash Scotland is attached. Ash Scotland has a working partnership with the Institute in order to improve and protect public health in Scotland.