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How big tobacco is losing the fight to stop plain packaging of cigarettes

The tobacco industry has faced numerous courtroom defeats of late

Enrico Bonadio | The Conversation 

You may already have seen the tobacco packs currently sold in the UK: a dark, murky green colour with large graphic health-warning images and scary messages aimed at informing current and potential smokers about the devastating consequences of tobacco consumption. They have no colourful logos, with the brand name just displayed in small characters in a standard font. These packs are now required by new regulations which entered into force in May 2016. There has been a one-year transitional period for the sell-through of old stock – and from May 20 2017 all tobacco products on ...

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 14:52 IST
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