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“Compared with branded pack smokers, those smoking from plain packs perceived their cigarettes to be lower in quality, tended to perceive their cigarettes as less satisfying than a year ago, were more likely to have thought about quitting at least once a day in the past week, and rate quitting as a higher priority in their lives.”
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Standardised cigarette packaging is rightly on the political agenda here in the UK, but stories are emerging about David Cameron’s electoral strategist Lynton Crosby signing a contract with cigarette firm Philip Morris International (PMI) for lobbying services worth an estimated £6M.
That’s the same Lynton Crosby who, in a leaked document obtained by The Guardian, advised a group of private healthcare providers on how to exploit perceived “failings” in the NHS during Government plans for NHS reform.
Money first. Health second.