Ireland to become first European country to introduce plain packaging on cigarettes

first_img Twitter Ireland looks set to become the first European country to introduce plain packaging on cigarettes later tonight.The law banning branded tobacco products is making its way through the Seanad this evening and will then be passed to the President to sign into law.Despite a threat of legal action from tobacco firms, the Children’s Minster James Reilly says evidence shows plain packs reduce the number of young people taking up the habit.However John Mallon from the smokers rights group ‘Forest’ disagrees that packaging influences younger smokers:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/17mall1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleNew deal for Ulster’s Andrew TrimbleNext articleTough draw for Letterkenny Rovers in youth Cup News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ By News Highland – March 3, 2015 Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Ireland to become first European country to introduce plain packaging on cigarettes 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img

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