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Review of plain cigarette packs ends

10th August 2012

The consultation carried out to gather public opinion about the government's idea to bring in compulsory plain packaging for cigarettes is about to end.

The consultation was launched by the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley four months ago. Deborah Arnott, chief executive of campaign group Ash, said: "Plain, standardised packaging of its lethal products frightens Big Tobacco silly because it threatens its profits. That's why the industry has devoted millions of pounds to put pressure on politicians and prevent the government from going ahead with this measure." 

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