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[UK] MPs courted by tobacco firms criticise move towards plain packaging

Six of the 15 MPs who have registered a financial interest related to a tobacco company have spoken out against proposal
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 19:47
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Plain cigarette packaging: pro-smoking groups and Ukip condemn move

Pro-smoking groups, Ukip and libertarian MPs have all condemned the government’s surprise decision to bring forward a law on plain cigarette packaging before the general election.
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 19:44
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Farage is wrong on cigarette packaging law says Harborough UKIP candidate

However Clive Langley, who is standing in the General Election in Harborough, said: “Nigel’s just wrong on this. We should be doing everything we can to make cigarettes as expensive and as unfashionable as possible.”
Leicester Mercury (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 19:11
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Cancer Research UK welcomes Government action on standardised cig packs with voter support at a high of nearly three quarters

“We applaud the Government for taking this big step towards getting plain, standardised cigarette packs on the shelves and protecting children from tobacco marketing." - Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research Campaign (UK)
added Jan 25, 2015 18:30
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[Australia, UK] HATCHARD: MPs vote on plain packaging signals industry defeat – but there may be a sting in the tale

The decision to allow a parliamentary vote before the election is hugely important. Despite broad cross-party support for the measure, there would inevitably have been a significant delay before standardised packaging made it back on to the parliamentary
The Conversation (au)
added Jan 25, 2015 18:27
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[UK, UK-Wales] Branded cigarette packets could be outlawed in Wales next year and replaced with plain packets and large warnings

A law introducing plain cigarette packaging in England and Wales could come into force in 2016, it has been confirmed. The UK Government says it would offer MPs a free vote before May’s general election on the measure, which doctors claim could save thou
WalesOnline (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 18:24
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[UK] Government to introduce legislation on tobacco plain packaging

Mike Ridgway, director of the Consumer Packaging Manufacturers Alliance (CPMA), told Packaging News the announcement appeared to have been made for political reasons rather than for anything linked to health or as a measure to reduce smoking uptake. “Wi
Packaging News (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 18:23
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[UK] 'Delight' at plain packaging vote for MPs

NORTH-EAST health campaigners have reacted with delight after the Government announced it would give MPs a free vote on plain packaging for cigarettes.
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Jan 25, 2015 11:50
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[UK] Wavertree MP claims 200,000 kids smoking because of delay in plain packaging plan

Luciana Berger welcomes new regulations on tobacco packets to be brought in by Government
Liverpool Daily Post & Echo (uk)
added Jan 25, 2015 11:49
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[UK] BERGER: After U-Turns on U-Turns, the Government Must Now Honour Their Promise on Standardised Packaging of Tobacco

intense lobbying from the big tobacco companies, attempting to persuade ministers to sit on their hands, resulting in u-turn after u-turn. It raises questions, yet again, about the influence of the Prime Minister's advisor, tobacco lobbyist, Lynton Crosby
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jan 25, 2015 11:26
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