MP calls on constituents to have say on cigarette packs

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PEOPLE are being encouraged to have their say on proposed changes to cigarette packaging.

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage is asking residents in the town to get in touch and share their views on the government’s plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging.

The government is set to hold a free vote on the issue of plain cigarette packaging before the next election.

Ms Dinenage, pictured, said: ‘I always want to hear from my constituents about upcoming parliamentary business.

‘This is so I can best represent their views in the House of Commons.

‘This is a controversial issue, with good arguments on both sides.

‘I would urge anyone with a strong viewpoint on this to fill in my online form.’

Supporters of the policy to change to plain packaging argue that it will help to cut the numbers of people smoking and reduce smoking related illness.

But opponents believe that it could encourage the trade in fake cigarettes, costing billions of pounds in tax revenue while failing to reduce smoking rates.

To fill out a form to Ms Dinenage visit bit.ly/1C04OFu

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