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Lucy Briers – My father Richard’s life was cut short by tobacco

Category: Science blog May 15, 2014 17 comments

Lucy Briers – daughter of the late actor Richard Briers – shares her personal story of why the fight for standardised tobacco packs is so important.

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Watch and share our video about tobacco industry tactics

Category: Science blog November 11, 2013 1 comment

Our video explores how tobacco packaging is used as a marketing tool for the tobacco industry to attract customers and sell its lethal products.

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A small cardboard box – what’s all the fuss about?

Category: Science blog February 13, 2013 2 comments

As MPs are sent our message that tobacco packaging attracts customers, we look at just how important standardised packaging could be for public health.

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Guest post – “Plain packs won’t encourage smuggling”

Category: Science blog December 7, 2012 Comments are closed

An expert in the dodgy dealings of counterfeit goods shares his view that standardised tobacco packaging won’t encourage the black market for illegal tobacco.

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Plain packs – thanks for your support

Category: Science blog August 13, 2012 3 comments

Following our campaign – “The answer is plain” – we collect together the evidence for standardised tobacco packaging and highlight the support we’ve received.

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A personal experience of treating lung cancer patients

Category: Science blog May 14, 2012 1 comment

Hear the first hand experience of a lung cancer nurse, from what it’s like to care for patients to the importance of reducing smoking to help fight the disease.

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Plain packaging reaction: separating fact from fiction

Category: Science blog May 11, 2012 1 comment

An issue as important as standardised tobacco packaging will always attract media attention – can you spot what’s true and what isn’t?

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Plain tobacco packs awaken a sleeping tobacco industry

Category: Science blog May 9, 2012 1 comment

As Australia unveils the decision to remove branding from tobacco packaging, we ask an Australian public health expert for his view on this historic move.

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Should tobacco be sold in standardised packs? The answer is plain

Category: Science blog April 26, 2012 3 comments

The answer is plain – we want to help raise awareness of the Government consultation into the future of tobacco packaging.

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“When you don’t have anything else, our packaging is our marketing”

Category: Science blog April 18, 2012 9 comments

The tobacco industry has a single marketing tool left at it’s disposal, cigarette packing – our campaign hopes to change that.

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