Alan Whitehead

Labour MP for Southampton Test

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Standardised cigarette packaging

On Wednesday night I voted in favour of standardised packaging for cigarettes.

If the House of Lords also backs the measure, from 2016 every packet of cigarettes in the UK will look the same except for the make and brand name, with graphic photos accompanying health warnings. It's been a long hard slog to get to this point but I think it will have been more than worth it if it puts off more young people from smoking.

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