- Is Lamar Really Smoking Crack Coventry One Of Best Cities In Uk To Setting
- Is Lamar Really Smoking Crack Coventry One Of Best Cities In Uk To Settings
With a new year comes a new start with many of us attempt to cut back on our bad habits. According to pollsters YouGov, 7% of men and 3% of women in the UK are aiming to quit smoking this January.
Thank you for subscribing See our Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email The way you smoke and buy your cigarettes is changing - quicker than you'd expect. New legislation on tobacco is set to come into effect within a mere matter of weeks. If you are a smoker, or know anybody who smokes, campaigners are urging you to get clued up on the new rules.
Among the key changes are a new law which makes packs of 10 cigarettes no longer readily avilable. Smaller packs of rolling tobacco and some flavoured tobacco will be outlawed, too. A discarded cigarette butt The new laws actually came into effect in May last year.
But shops and suppliers were given a year to adjust and get rid of old stock. Now, the bans will fully come into force from May 20, 2017.
Menthol cigarettes are also being phased out and they will be gone completely by 2020. Read More. How is the law changing on cigarettes and tobacco?. You will not be able to buy smaller packets of cigarettes. Smaller bags containing less than 30g of roll up tobacco will also be banned. By May 21, the cheapest packet of cigarettes will cost £8.82.
Menthol cigarettes, which experts say have often been aimed at beginner smokers, are being gradually phased out. Cigarette packets are set to be plain, with graphic images which show people the impact that tobacco has on health. Some flavoured cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco, including fruit, spice, herbs, alcohol, candy or vanilla, will also be made illegal. (Image: PA) Why is this happening?
According to the charity Action on Smoking and Health (Ash), phasing out menthol cigarettes will deter younger people from smoking. Amanda Sandford, of Ash, hopes the new rules will make smokers think twice about spending money on cigarettes when the price of a packet hits them hard in the pocket. She: 'Cigarettes are already expensive and the price increase of cigarettes is a key factor in making people quit smoking. 'So by removing the packet of ten cigarettes this means people will have to find that extra money for a packet. It will hit poorer smokers harder, who are usually younger smokers. 'Paying £3 or £4 for a packet of ten cigarettes at the moment might not seem so much to people and still leave them with change in their pockets.
'But when you have to spend £6/£7, even £9, people may think, 'Do I really need this packet?' ' Read More. Why is the packaging changing? Ms Sandford said: 'This is to make smoking less appealing. 'There is evidence that from the changes that have already been made to packaging that it has made people quit smoking. 'And that is because people are faced with very harsh health images every time they pick up a pack of cigarettes. 'All packaging will have a plain green background with a very dominant health warning image on them.'
The brand name will be written in a standard font, size and location and the new health warnings will cover 60 per cent of the pack. A packet of cigarettes. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Are menthol cigarettes better for you than standard cigarettes? Ms Sandford said there is evidence to suggest that menthol cigarettes make it easier for people to smoke. She said: 'It is naturally hard to inhale smoke and for many the first time they smoke it is repugnant, but people persevere and that is when they become addicted. 'There is evidence that menthol cigarettes relax the airways and the flavour masks the harshness of the smoke, therefore younger people find it easier to smoke.
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'However it is an absolute myth that menthol cigarettes are better for you. 'All cigarettes are harmful and menthol cigarettes are just as dangerous as normal cigarettes.' Read More. Does the new law affect e-cigarette flavours?
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Ms Sandford said: 'E-cigarettes are a different product and there is currently no plans in place to stop the different flavours that are available. 'People that use e-cigarettes are usually already smokers so if they are now using e-cigarettes that is much better for them. 'We know that they are not risk-free, however, and research is still going on into the long term effects of using them. 'Some flavours can be more problematic but it is not possible to say for sure at this time, which.'