Nearly six children A DAY took up smoking in Manchester during the last year, according to Cancer Research UK figures.In fact, more than 10,000 children across the Greater Manchester area took up the habit in 2012.
Alison Cox, Tobacco Control Lead for Cancer Research UK, said that they are pushing for legislation which will drastically change the design of cigarette packs. This, she hopes, will deglamorise cigarettes in the eyes of children. “Children find a dull looking cigarette pack a turn off whereas they find a colourful, glitzy, well designed pack interesting,” she said.
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