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Anti-smoking campaign targets the young.

PEOPLE in the West Midlands have just days left to back a major campaign to help stop children across the region from becoming the next generation of smokers.

Cancer Research UK is issuing a rallying cry for people to sign a petition in support of the charity's The Answer Is Plain initiative.

It calls for cigarette packets to be stripped of their seductive branding and be sold in plain packs.

The plea comes as a UKwide consultation on whether all tobacco products should be sold in packs of uniform, size shape and design along with big health warnings - otherwise known as 'plain packs' - is due to close on Friday.
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