Hyndburn and Haslingden MP says 'smokers should face tough laws’

Hyndburn and Haslingden MP says 'smokers should face tough laws’

Hyndburn and Haslingden MP says 'smokers should face tough laws’

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HYNDBURN and Haslingden MP Graham Jones has called for tighter regulation of cigarettes.

The Labour politician said it was ‘vital that we act now to reduce the uptake of smoking’ and to reduce mortality rates.

Speaking ahead of a debate in Parliament yesterday, Mr Jones said eight in 10 smokers were addicted by the age of 19.

He said: “I believe comprehensive tobacco control measures must be taken.

“One such measure is standardised tobacco packaging.

“Seventy per cent of smokers using standard packs reported that they found their cigarettes less satisfying and 81 per cent using standard packs were more likely to rate quitting as a higher priority in their lives.”

Mr Jones said he would support plans to introduce plain cigarette packets, the ban of e-cigarettes to children, and the ban on smoking in cars with children.

MPs were due to vote on whether to ban smoking in cars while under 18s were present yesterday evening.

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12:12pm Tue 11 Feb 14

vicn1956 says...

But ignores shisha bars!
But ignores shisha bars! vicn1956
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5:08pm Tue 11 Feb 14

moxhie says...

The serious problems facing Accrington , and all they can go on about is brinnging in silly rules which won't stop smoking anyway .

Why do they run scared and avoid banning smoking altogether ?
The serious problems facing Accrington , and all they can go on about is brinnging in silly rules which won't stop smoking anyway . Why do they run scared and avoid banning smoking altogether ? moxhie
  • Score: 1

8:32pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Loving lances says...

moxhie wrote:
The serious problems facing Accrington , and all they can go on about is brinnging in silly rules which won't stop smoking anyway .

Why do they run scared and avoid banning smoking altogether ?
They won't ban it because most smokers are working class Labour voters
[quote][p][bold]moxhie[/bold] wrote: The serious problems facing Accrington , and all they can go on about is brinnging in silly rules which won't stop smoking anyway . Why do they run scared and avoid banning smoking altogether ?[/p][/quote]They won't ban it because most smokers are working class Labour voters Loving lances
  • Score: 1

7:03am Sat 15 Feb 14

hazel street says...

i am an ex smoker, but you want to look at car and public transport fumes, they are not being stopped. lay off the smokers, it might be the only bit of stress relief than one can get. bus fumes gives you asthma but that is also blamed on smoking. get a life.unfortunately i have got c o p d through smoking , but i wouldnt have let no-one stop me from having a lovely cigarette. i stopped on my own accord it was my choice not their's.
i am an ex smoker, but you want to look at car and public transport fumes, they are not being stopped. lay off the smokers, it might be the only bit of stress relief than one can get. bus fumes gives you asthma but that is also blamed on smoking. get a life.unfortunately i have got c o p d through smoking , but i wouldnt have let no-one stop me from having a lovely cigarette. i stopped on my own accord it was my choice not their's. hazel street
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