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Limit cigarette pack size & limit sales to one per customer and increase taxes

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)

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Children ~ Government ~ It ~ PACK ~ Size ~ Smoke ~ Tax ~ The Government ~ Thousands ~ Time ~ UK ~ Young people

Petition Action

Limit cigarette pack size & limit sales to one per customer and increase taxes

Petition Details

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.

Additional Information

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.

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