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Plain package plans for tobacco lack support

10th March 2011

Doubt has been cast over plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes after the government gave the idea lukewarm support.

Plain brown or white cigarette packs carrying nothing but a health warning have been widely promoted by the anti-smoking lobby as an important measure to deter young smokers from adopting the habit. But in a report published on No Smoking Day, the government offered only muted backing for the idea, committing to "consult on options to reduce the promotional impact of tobacco packaging, including plain packaging, before the end of 2011".


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