All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health
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Standardised packaging: Time to act
On February 10th, 2013, it was six months since the UK government consultation on standard packs finished but a decision is still to be announced. Every day 570 children become smokers in the UK.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health calls on the Government to commit to legislation requiring tobacco products to be put in standard packs. Download the letter to the Secretary of State for Health here and the APPG's press release here (PDFs).
Kevin Baron MP, vice‐chair of the APPG on Smoking and Health, Stephen
Williams MP, chair, and Bob Blackman MP, secretary
About the APPG
ASH provides the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health.
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smoking and Health is a cross-party group of Peers and MPs which was founded in 1976 and is currently chaired by Stephen Williams MP.
The agreed purpose of the APPG is: “To monitor and discuss the health and social effects of smoking; to review potential changes in existing legislation to reduce levels of smoking; to assess the latest medical techniques to assist in smoking cessation; and to act as a resource for the group's members on all issues relating to smoking and public health.”
Documents produced by the APPG in the course of its work (including reports and letters) are available here.
The APPG on Smoking and Health is listed on the official register of All Party Parliamentary Groups. A full list of APPG on Smoking and Health members as at May 2012 is available to download as a pdf here.
Officers of the Group
Stephen Williams MP (Liberal Democrat) - elected in July 2010.
Bob Blackman MP (Conservative)
Kevin Barron MP (Labour)
Baroness Finlay (Cross Bench)
Baroness O’Cathain OBE (Conservative)
Lord Patel (Cross Bench)
Lord Rennard MBE (Liberal Democrat)
John Robertson MP (Labour)
The short URL to access this page is www.ash.org.uk/APPG