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Ireland, UK Join Australia in Requiring Plain Packaging for Tobacco Products

Governments refuse to back down to Big Tobacco

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Mar 17, 2015

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Ireland and the United Kingdom have become the second and third countries, after Australia, to require that cigarettes and other tobacco products be sold in plain packaging, free of free of colorful logos and other branding that encourage tobacco use.

Ireland’s president signed that country’s law last week. Britain’s Parliament gave final approval to its legislation on Monday. These laws, which take effect in May 2016, will require that cigarettes be sold in plain, standardized packaging with large, graphic health warnings.

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