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Ministers are to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes along the Australian model with legislation this year, after becoming convinced that the branding is a key factor in why young people start to smoke.
Despite a massive reduction in the numbers smoking since the 1950s, it is still estimated that one in five British people smokes. There is already a complete ban on cigarette advertising
Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
We already have those packets here in Australia... it's quite ridiculous. If they thought it was so bad why not just make it illegal. It's always low brow scare tactics with these people... using fear is their specialty after all.
Originally posted by rockymcgilicutty
reply to post by ChaoticOrder
Great idea, watch somebody soon will make a load of money. By bringing back cigarette cases like they used to have in the 30's and 40's. No matter what they do someone will turn a profit.
Originally posted by sayzaar
Does this not break all sorts of consumer rights laws ? There must be some kind of legal recourse over this draconian measure. Where are the lawyers ?
I just transfer my tobacco (I hate normal cigs) from it's new pouch into my old tin and it's problem solved.
While it is obviously a good idea to stop smoking and every smoker is very aware of that, I resent the nanny state telling everyone what they should and shouldn't be doing.