Hands Off
Our Packs!


  • The Government is "minded" to put tobacco in 'plain' packs
  • There is to be a "final short consultation" before it proceeds
  • Make your views known – write to the Prime Minister today!


Campaigners urge Government to keep an "open mind"

"Final decision on plain packaging must be based on hard evidence"

Government to press ahead with plain packaging

Opponents say policy not justified by evidence

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Our Supporters 

Hands Off Our Packs is supported by adults from all walks of life. They include smokers and non-smokers who are sick of being patronised by the tobacco control industry.

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In 2012 the Government held a 16-week public consultation on whether the UK should adopt standardised (or 'plain') packaging for tobacco products. The consultation received over 665,000 responses, with a substantial majority (427,888) opposed to standard packs. In 2014 the Government conducted a further six-week consultation on the regulations for plain packaging. Together the Prime Minister and the Department of Health received a further 150,000 responses (via the Hands Off Our Packs campaign) opposing plain packs. In September the Government informed the EU it had yet to make a decision on the issue. To inform your MP of your opposition to plain packs and request they forward your views to the relevant ministers, please visit our LAST CHANCE SALOON microsite NOW! To receive updates about our campaign please enter your details below.

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