On October 8th 2013 MEPs voted to ban menthol cigarettes, prohibit ten packs, outlaw pouches of hand rolling tobacco below 20g, and increase the size of health warnings to cover 65 per cent of the pack or pouch.

The European Parliament, the European Commission and government ministers from the 28 member states are now negotiating the final text of the Tobacco Products Directive. It is still possible to influence the outcome but you MUST make your voice heard NOW.

Even if you have done so already, please write to your MP asking them to raise your concerns with the ministers representing the UK government in the current negotiations.

To help you we have drafted a NEW letter (see document below) and with your permission we will email it to your MP on your behalf.

With your permission we will also send a copy to the relevant government ministers. We will advise them it is "for information only" and you don’t expect a reply. Finally, if you have not already done so, please sign our online petition (right).