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12 March 2015

Stevenson Welcomes Standardised Tobacco Packaging

Stewart Stevenson, SNP MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, has welcomed an approval of plain tobacco packaging by the UK Government this week.

Mr Stevenson said:

“Following calls by the Scottish Government, standardised tobacco packaging will now become a reality. I very much support this measure which I believe will greatly decrease the appeal of tobacco products, particularly among young people.”

The Scottish Parliament had already agreed that the legislation would apply in Scotland if approved at a UK level.

Mr Stevenson added:

“I fully support the Scottish Government’s aim to create a tobacco-free generation in Scotland by 2034, and this is one of the things that can be done to make this happen.

“Every year tobacco kills more than 13,000 people a year in Scotland, and costs our NHS around £500 million a year. By discouraging young people from taking up the habit in the first place we can start to reduce the cost this product inflicts on families and communities across Scotland.”
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