In light of the debate today about banning tobacco branding, just wondered whether you lot think it will make any appreciable difference? Personally, I doubt it would have had any impact on me when I was a determined smoker, other than probably to irritate me and make me all the more determined to continue smoking. Still, I suppose until it has been tried, I shouldn't judge.

What say my fellow forum-dwellers?

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  • I can't see that it will make much difference... Especially to kids like Karri said most kids nick them out of their parents packets when they start xx

  • It will hopefully put more adults off though, which can only be a good thing ;) ;)

  • Times have changed, and teenagers are rebellious, but hope fully, they may choose the e-cig, as opposed to cigarettes , that was not a option for many of us:)

  • Well we can but hope....

    I think it will not stop existing smokers but might stop one or two younger smokers from starting.

    I grew up in a home where no one smoked, and most of the adults I came across were non smokers too, friends didn't smoke either.

    Without advertising on packets and in magazines I might have hesitated to purchase that first packet since I wouldn't know the brands and would fear looking stupid by asking for the wrong thing or saying the wrong name

    Bit of a conflict between curiosity and not wanting to look like an idiot might have saved me thousands of pounds :D

  • British and American tobacco are a very powerful company and organisation,they will have a big say in weather or not things like this happen or not:mad:

    The governments of whatever country will have to take on board there advice, because they the people in power are the ones making big bucks out of tobacco:mad:

  • Branding never meant anything to me as a 16 year old.

    I smoked because I wanted to and not because of a fancy packet, branded in a certain way.

    Hindsight is a wonderful thing :)

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