Plain Packaging for Cigarettes in the UK, Ireland, and France

After a historic court ruling in the United Kingdom, cigarettes will now be sold in plain packaging, with prominent, graphic health warnings. Ireland and France have also passed legislation requiring plain packaging.

Australia introduced plain packaging in December 2012. Data from Australia suggest that plain packaging discourages people from smoking and makes smoking less appealing to young people.

The move has been welcomed by cancer charities, especially Cancer Research UK, which has long campaigned for plain packaging.

Plain Packaging for Cigarettes in the UK, Ireland, and France

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