From Saturday (20 May 2017) all tobacco sold in the UK has been in new-style “plain” packaging, featuring drab colours and new picture warnings about the dangers of smoking.
This follows a year’s grace period where old-style branded packs could still be sold.
Sheila Duffy, ASH Scotland’s Chief Executive, said, “For too long tobacco companies hid their products behind enticing imagery and pushy brands, concealing the damaging reality of the cigarettes inside.
Plain packs are already being seen around the country and from 20 May every pack will be drab and unappealing. For the next generation growing up in Scotland, putting the branding out of sight and out of mind should help put smoking out of fashion."
If you or anyone you know is struggling with smoking please contact Smokefree Hebrides at NHS Western Isles.
Smokefree Hebrides offer an excellent smoking cessation service and provides free, confidential and expert support to smokers who would like to quit.