Plain cigarette packs review ends
- Published on Friday, 10 August 2012 09:32
- Posted by Scott Buckler
A UK-wide consultation on government plans to introduce mandatory plain packaging for tobacco will close later
It was extended by a month to allow more people to respond after strong public interest in the issue.
The proposal could mean information about individual brands being removed from cigarette packets, with just the name and warnings visible.
Plain packaging is seen by campaigners as the next step in discouraging young people from taking up smoking.
It could mean every sign of individual brands, from their logo, colour or typeface, being replaced by standard packaging simply carrying warnings and the name of the cigarettes.
Packets are likely to be a dark olive green.
When he launched the consultation four months ago, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said he wanted tobacco companies to have "no business" in the UK.
Source: ©BBC News