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 public consultation on whether the UK should adopt standardised (or 'plain') packaging for tobacco products. In total the consultation received over 665,000 responses, with a substantial majority (427,888) opposed to the policy. In November 2013 the Government announced a further review of the evidence on standardised packaging and commissioned paediatrician Sir Cyril Chantler submit a report by the end of March 2014. The report was published on April 3 when public health minister Jane Ellison simultaneously announced that it was "minded" to proceed with the policy subject to a "final short consultation". To make your views known please visit our NO PRIME MINISTER microsite NOW! To receive updates about our campaign please enter your details below.

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