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Joint Committee on Health and Children. (2014) Report on the general scheme of the public health (standardised packaging of tobacco) Bill 2013. Dublin: Joint Committee on Health and Children.

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 According to the report, the proposed legislation should include provisions to provide for:

  • the standardisation of the size of tobacco packaging;
  • the inner packaging of tobacco products to be the same colour as the outside surface;
  • a separate and distinct definition for brand, company and business name so as to prevent tobacco manufacturers from promoting brand variants to the status of brands; and
  • the maximum length/number of characters in brand and variant names;
Consideration should also be given to the introduction of a ‘polluter pays’ type levy on tobacco manufacturers to be used to offset the health care costs associated with tobacco use, the report recommends.

It also includes that the recommendations and measures set out in Tobacco Free Ireland should be implemented as soon as possible, in particular the following recommendations:
  • Banning smoking in cars where children are present;
  • Prohibiting the sale of tobacco products  from mobile units/containers (at fairs and markets); and
  • Making nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) more widely available, including in retail outlets where tobacco products are sold;
Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related
Drug Type
Tobacco / Nicotine
Intervention Type
Policy
Date
2014
Pages
369 p.
Publisher
Joint Committee on Health and Children
Corporate Creators
Joint Committee on Health and Children
Place of Publication
Dublin
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Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
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