Submitted by Sophia Cohen on Wednesday 11th November 2020
Published on Thursday 19th November 2020
Current status: Open
Open until: Wednesday 19th May 2021
Current Signatures: 48
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Limit cigarette pack size & limit sales to one per customer and increase taxes
I would like the Government to require smaller cigarette packs (perhaps half the current size or less, so 10 cigarettes or fewer per pack) and only allow customers to buy one pack at a time. Taxes should also be increased to make them more expensive and deter young people from taking up smoking.
I am very concerned that every year in the UK around 78000 people die and many more suffer debilitating health conditions because of smoking. Thousands of children are hospitalised every year due to the effects of passive smoking.
Making cigarette packs smaller and limiting customers to one pack per shopping trip could help reduce the amount of cigarettes they smoke, as it would require more time and effort to purchase the same number of cigarettes as before.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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