The Cigarette Stick Health Warnings Bill aims to have warnings on individual cigarettes and not just on packets. This could help prevent children who get access to individual cigarettes from taking up smoking. Around two-thirds of adult smokers take up smoking as children. Currently, 280 children take up smoking every day in England. Only a third of these children will presently succeed in quitting during their lifetime, and another third will die of a smoking-related disease. Cigarette Stick Health Warnings Bill aims to provide clear health warnings on each cigarette. These warnings will therefore target many young people from starting to smoke.
There are many terrible things in this world: natural disasters and those made by man. Sadly, there is nothing we can do about many of them. But smoking-related deaths and illnesses are terrible things about which we can do something, by supporting the Bill.
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