Plain packaging hailed a ‘momentous milestone’
Bringing in plain packets for cigarettes has been hailed as a “momentous milestone” in the battle against smoking.
Linda Bauld, Cancer Research UK’s cancer prevention expert, welcomed the change that means cigarettes can only be sold in plain green packets.
The new rules mean all wording on the packs must be of a uniform size and cannot contain any “misleading information”.
Other changes include the introduction of a minimum pack size of 20 cigarettes and a ban on the sale of flavoured cigarettes.
The Scottish Government was the first in the UK to back the introduction of plain packaging.