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[thejournal.ie] It’s official: Ireland will be the first country in the EU to bring in plain packaging on cigarettes. (10 Jun 2014)

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It’s official: Ireland is to become the first country in the European Union to introduce plain packaging on cigarette packets.

Minister for Health James Reilly confirmed this afternoon that the Government has approved the publication of the legislation to bring in the change, which will remove any branding such as trademarks, logo, colours and graphics from packets.

Cigarette companies have already indicated that they plan to take legal action to stop the move from going ahead.

Ireland will be just the third country worldwide, behind Australia and New Zealand, to bring in the rules around cigarette packaging.

“This represents a significant step forward in our tobacco control policy and our goal of being a smoke free country by 2025,” said Minister James Reilly.

The new laws will have strict guidelines about the design and appearance of tobacco products: the only branding information will be the name of the brand and the variant name, both of which will be done in the same typeface on all packets.


Item Type:News
Source:thejournal.ie
Date:10 June 2014
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Subjects:B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking) > Tobacco smoke (cigarette law / policy)
VA Geographic area > Europe
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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