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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Help needed from smokers.

Copied from the “Taking Liberties site”

The Department of Health is currently reviewing over 700,000 responses to the consultation on standardised packaging. Half a million names (235,000 of them submitted by Forest) are estimated to be opposed to plain packs.

Despite our best efforts many MPs appear oblivious to the size or nature of that extraordinary response. Hence we need YOUR help to tell YOUR member of parliament why they should oppose plain packaging.

To make it easy we have created a special standalone website, Say No To Plain Packs. All you have to do is:

1. Visit
2. Enter your postcode
3. Click 'Next'
4. Enter your name and address
5. Click 'Submit'

To make the letter as personal as possible we recommend that you add a comment in the relevant box (but it's not essential).

Please do it NOW! It should take no more than a minute of your time.

See also today's Forest e-bulletin, Say No To Plain Packs!.

To register for Forest alerts join our mailing list here.

Web buttons (such as the one above) are available for websites and blogs. If you want one email

Anti-smokers need not apply.



  1. My letter to my MP has been sent. Thanks for the link, I've circulated it to my friends!

  2. Hopefully one or two of our elected representatives will ask the question of why we need this change.

    1. This is only slightly OT, but are these guys worth the time of day?
      Is anyone on your side of the pond taking this starve-the-beast route?

    2. Sorry, forgot the link.

  3. Done in dusted FE thanks for the links.

  4. Entered my details on the site and emailed my MP. Have also shared the link on Farcebook, although I suspect many of them won't look past the smoking element and remain oblivious as to what's coming down the road for them, and their enjoyment of alcohol or 'junk food', once the bansturbators have moved on from smoking.


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