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Tobacco plain packaging on hold

The government have announced plans to delay launching plain packaging on tobacco products in the UK. Due to differing opinions, the plan is to assess the impact plain packaging has on Australia; the first major country to introduce the scheme, before progressing any further.


A spokeswoman for the department of health said “We have received many thousands of responses to the tobacco packaging consultation and any decisions to take further action will come only after full consideration of the consultation responses, evidence and other relevant information.”

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