Thursday, 22 January 2015

Plain Packet Cigarettes

The government is planning to bring into force legislation for plain cigarette packaging before the General packaging before the General Election in May. This follows the approach of countries like Australia who have recently introduced a similar scheme. The idea behind plain packaging is that it would largely remove branding from packets bar a small, simple product name. Health warnings would dominate boxes instead. Health minister Jane Ellison said the regulations would help advise and protect younger people from the deadly consequences of smoking.