Plain pack­ag­ing hailed a ‘mo­men­tous mile­stone’

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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