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What's going on with cigarette packets as menthol cigarettes are banned from 2020

In a separate EU law coming in on Friday, new packs will also have to have extra health warnings on the top. Promotional statements like "free of additives" or "less harmful than other brands" will also be banned. And picture warnings will have to cover
BBC Online
added May 19, 2016 20:35
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[UK] This one chart shows the impact plain packaging laws had on cigarette sales in Australia (spoiler: it wasn't much)

despite three years of data, there is little evidence yet the policy has worked. In fact, the chart below shows that in the immediate aftermath of the new law, cigarette sales were barely affected by the packaging changes. Instead, sales only dropped of
City A.M. (uk)
added May 19, 2016 20:32
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[Europe, UK] Tobacco firms lose high court battle over plain packaging

Campaigners cheer ‘crushing defeat’ for industry after judge backs standardised packaging rules on eve of introduction
The Guardian (uk)
added May 19, 2016 20:31
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[Europe, UK] Tobacco laws: Bid to overturn packaging rules dismissed

Mr Justice Green, who heard the case in December, gave a 386-page, 1,000-paragraph written ruling. In it he said: "The essence of the case is about whether it is lawful for states to prevent the tobacco industry from continuing to make profits by using t
BBC Online
added May 19, 2016 20:28
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[Europe, UK] Tobacco firms lose high court battle over plain packaging

Campaigners cheer ‘crushing defeat’ for industry after judge backs standardised packaging rules on eve of introduction
The Guardian (uk)
added May 19, 2016 20:28
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[Europe] Tobacco Firms Announce Plans To Appeal UK Plain Packaging Decision

Japan Tobacco International and British American Tobacco have signaled their intention to appeal a decision by the UK High Court to deem plain packaging legislation 'suitable and appropriate'.
ESM - The European Supermarket Magazine (ie)
added May 19, 2016 20:26
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[UK] Here's what cigarette packaging will look like from tomorrow

A Department of Health consultation document published in 2014 gives us some indication as to what the new cigarette packets will look like - although new rules suggest those warnings may end up being even bigger: new EU legislation means they now need t
City A.M. (uk)
added May 19, 2016 20:24
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[UK, UK-Scotland] Plain packaging to go ahead after tobacco firms lose court appeal

Cancer Research UK said Scotland was the first place in the UK to support the move. The charity’s cancer prevention expert Linda Bauld, based at the University of Stirling, said: “Standardised packaging will remove one of the last forms of tobacco marke
Holyrood (uk)
added May 19, 2016 20:22
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[UK] Tobacco shares fall on plain packaging ruling

There were drops for British American Tobacco (LON:BATS), down 2.0%; Philip Morris (NYSE:PM), down 1.6%; Japan Tobacco (FRA:JAT), down 0.6% in Frankfurt; and Imperial Brands (LON:IMB), down 0.9%. The court, in its ruling, said that “it is wrong to view
news.markets (uk)
added May 19, 2016 20:18
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[UK] Smoking, cigarettes and vaping: Everything you need to know about the new laws

all cigarette boxes and rolling pouches will be standardised. You will no longer be able to spot a pack of Pall Mall from Marlboro and all packets will have the same olive-green colour, opening and font styles. This means “lipstick-style” packs aimed a
Daily Star (uk)
added May 19, 2016 20:15
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