Supporters of Plain Packs

These comments have been taken from the public domain and do not necessarily represent an endorsement of the Plain Packs Protect campaign.


This campaign is being run on behalf of a group of leading charities and health bodies, called the Plain Packs Protect Partnership.

It's the first time a partnership of this stature and strength has joined forces to highlight the importance of plain tobacco packaging and the effect it will have on our children.

  • Smokefree South West logo

    Smokefree South West

    Smokefree South West works to tackle tobacco and drive down smoking rates across the South West of England. Together we aim to accelerate action to make tobacco use less desirable and accessible, and make smoking ‘history' for our children.

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    ASH Wales

    ASH Wales is the leading voluntary organisation in Wales tackling the harm that tobacco causes to Welsh communities.

  • ASH Scotland logo

    ASH Scotland

    ASH Scotland is the leading charity campaigning for effective tobacco control in Scotland. We raise awareness about tobacco use and provide an expert information service, parliamentary lobbying, campaigning and training.

  • The British Heart Foundation logo

    The British Heart Foundation

    The British Heart Foundation is the nation's heart charity. Their vision is a world where people don't die prematurely from heart disease.

    They'll achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.

  • Cancer Focus NI logo

    Cancer Focus NI

    Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is helping communities take positive steps to a healthier life, to lower their risk of cancer and bring a more hopeful future by funding ground-breaking research.

  • Cut films logo

    Deborah Hutton Campaignt

    Cut Filmsis a peer-to-peer film and social media project from The Deborah Hutton Campaign educating young people about the dangers of smoking. Their annual film competition supports curriculum requirements.

  • Fresh logo


    Fresh was the UK's first dedicated programme set up in the North East of England to tackle the worst rates of smoking related illness and death in the country, helping achieve the largest drops in England.

  • NCSCT logo

    NHS Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training

    The NHS Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training supports local stop smoking services to deliver high quality behavioural support by providing assessment, certification, training and continuing professional development for stop smoking practitioners.

  • Royal College of Physicians logo

    Royal College of Physicians

    The RCP is a professional body representing over 26,000 physicians that aims to improve the quality of healthcare and the health of the population by continually setting higher standards.

  • Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation logo

    Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

    The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only charity in the UK wholly dedicated to the defeat of lung cancer.

  • Royal College of Midwives logo

    Royal College of Midwives

    The Royal College of Midwives is the voice of midwifery. We are the UK’s only trade union, professional organisation led by midwives for midwives and those that support them.

  • SWERCOTS logo


    The Trading Standards Partnership in the South West (known as SWERCOTS) aims to maintain and improve the quality, consistency and efficiency of services provided to consumers and businesses.

  • Tobacco Free Futures logo

    Tobacco Free Futures

    Tobacco Free Futures' mission is to prevent tobacco related health inequalities and poverty, by breaking the cycle of addiction and exposure to tobacco and making smoking history for children.

  • ASH logo


    Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) was established in 1971 by the Royal College of Physicians. It is a campaigning health charity working to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco.

  • ASH NI

    ASH NI

    ASH NI was established in 1973 by the Ulster Cancer Foundation (UCF) and campaigns on tobacco issues with local and international partners. The ASH (NI)/ UCF vision is a "Tobacco Free N.Ireland" and its activities include campaigns for and programmes to implement healthy public policy.

  • British Thoracic Society logo

    British Thoracic Society

    The British Thoracic Society (BTS) is a registered charity and professional membership Society, with over 2,800 members. The BTS Stop Smoking Champions project is building on a Department of Health pilot programme. The programme aims to recruit Champions in all Acute Hospital Trusts to raise the profile of smoking cessation and to take a lead in developing Hospital Strategy on maintenance of the Smoke Free environment.

  • Cancer Research UK logo

    Cancer Research UK

    Cancer Research UK is campaigning for plain packaging to protect the next generation of children from tobacco marketing. The research is clear that plain packs make cigarettes less attractive to young people. Plain packaging won't stop everyone from smoking, but it will give millions of kids one less reason to start.

  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health logo

    Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

    The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health is a professional, awarding and campaigning body at the forefront of environmental and public health and safety.

  • Faculty of Public Health logo

    Faculty of Public Health

    The Faculty of Public Health is the professional home for more than 3,000 professionals working in public health. Their members come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds (including clinical, academic, policy) and are employed in a variety of settings, usually working at a strategic or specialist level.

  • National Heart Forum logo

    National Heart Forum

    The National Heart Forum is a charitable alliance of professional and public interest organisations working to reduce the risk of avoidable chronic diseases by developing evidence-based public health policy and supporting is implementation through advocacy and information provision.

  • Royal College of Nursing logo

    Royal College of Nursing

    The Royal College of Nursing represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.

  • Smokefree Lincs logo

    Smokefree Lincs

    The Smokefree Lincs Alliance is a multi-agency group from around Lincolnshire whose purpose is to lead in the process of implementing the Lincolnshire Tobacco Control Programme and the Smoking Cessation Action Plan.

  • Solutions4Health logo

    Solutions 4 Health

    Solutions 4 Health is an innovative company focused on the delivery of high quality and cost-effective telehealth & healthcare services that make a real difference to peoples' lives.

  • Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre logo

    Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre

    The Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre is an independent research and training organisation established by the Health Development Agency in 2004. Current work includes an audit of tobacco control practice in Mental Health services, work with midwives monitoring CO levels, tobacco control strategies for young people, tobacco control measures in acute hospital settings and smoking in the home.

* This number reflects the total amount of people who have signed up to support the plain packaging of tobacco products, via the Plain Packs Protect Partnership (logos below), British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK websites.


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Supporters Smoke Free South West ASH NI ash Ash Scotland Ash Wales British Heart Foundation British Thoracic Society – Stop Smoking Champions Cancer Research UK Cancer Focus NI Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Cut Films Faculty of Public Health Fresh Smoke Free North East National Heart Forum NCSCT The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Royal College of Midwives Royal College of Nursing Royal College of Physicians SmokeFree Lincs Smoke Free Life Solutions 4 health TCC Tobacco Free Future Trading Standards Partnership South West