So, you signed up to the Hands Off Our Packs campaign, and maybe submitted a full response to the plain packs consultation, but civil servants will have read those and are not very keen on ditching authoritarian plans they have been paid out of our taxes to devise.
As a result, sadly, many MPs don't know that half a million responses were received by the Department of Health in opposition to plain packaging. Well, Nick Clegg certainly didn't, anyway.
So please do make sure your MP is aware by taking a few moments to write to him. As Simon Clark explains, it really couldn't be more simple.
To make it easy we have created a special standalone website, Say No To Plain Packs. All you have to do is:
1. Visit www.no2plainpacks.org
2. Enter your postcode
3. Click 'Next'
4. Enter your name and address
5. Click 'Submit'
To make the letter as personal as possible we recommend that you add a comment in the relevant box (but it's not essential).
Please do it NOW! It should take no more than a minute of your time.You can also reach the website by clicking on the image below, or at the sidebar on the right.
A pic of your MP will pop up so you know you've got the right guy/gal/hermaphrodite, and if you receive a reply - on House of Commons headed paper, I expect - I'd be very interested as to what response you get.
If you have a website of your own, do consider adding the image above in order to spread the word. If not, share the site on the usual social media channels and with like-minded friends. It's about time they got the message that a joke's a joke but we're all pretty fed-up with their petty interfering by now.