A consultation document, The Future of Tobacco Control, includes ideas such as plain cigarette packets with no branding or logos and a minimium pack size of 20 to stop young people with limited spending power from buying 10 cigarettes at a time.
Other suggestions include:
restricting access to cigarette vending machines by young people;
restricting the display of tobacco products in shops;
banning the advertising of smoking related products such as cigarette papers.
The four main consultation themes of the consultation are:
protecting children and young people from smoking;
reducing smoking rates and health inequalities caused by smoking;
helping smokers to quit;
helping those who cannot quit.
The closing dates for comments on the consultation is 8 September 2008.