A NO SMOKING roadshow — asking people what they think about plain tobacco packaging — will be pitching up at the Isle of Wight Festival.
The Department of Health (DoH) has launched a consultation on the possible introduction of standardised packaging for all tobacco products, which will run until July 10, and the Isle of Wight NHS Trust is urging people to make their views known.
If the plans are approved, it could mean all tobacco would be sold in non-branded packets with the same colour and font. Campaigners say this will deter children from taking up smoking.
Plain packaging roadshows will be at the festival on Friday, June 22, and in Newport town centre the following day.
IW NHS Trust director Dr Mark Pugh said: "The facts speak for themselves. People who smoke die earlier and smoking causes significant illness and suffering. We must do all we can to prevent young people taking up this terrible habit."
To take part in the DoH consultation, click here.