Britain may soon sell cigarettes in plain packetsMarch 7th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 07 (ANI): Britain may soon become the first European country with its decision to force all cigarettes to be sold in plain packs - with no logos or graphics.
Distinctive colours on packets will be banned under a crackdown expected to be announced this week.
All that will remain is the name of the brand - and the health warning.
The aim is to make fags less alluring to the estimated 200,000 teens who take up smoking each year.
“Standard plain packs would take the glamour away. You’d just get addicted smokers buying them - not new generations,” the Sun quoted Amand Sandford, research chief for delighted anti-smoking crusaders Ash, as saying. (ANI)
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