The IEA reacts to plans for plain packaging

Christopher Snowdon has featured heavily in the media concerning plans to change the law to ensure that cigarettes are sold in plain packages. Speaking on Radio 4's Today Programme and BBC Five Live, Chris argued that the policy was completely misguided. Chris's comments also featured on ITV News online, BBC News online, The Daily Mail and CityAM, while Dr Stephen Davies discussed the topic on Sky News.  To read the press release, click here.



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By Stephanie Lis, 23rd Jan 2015 ( comments)

International evidence from Australia – the only country to introduce plain packaging so far – shows that there has been no acceleration in the decline in adult smoking, while youth smoking appears to have risen. Public health campaigners assume that people start smoking as a result of seeing logos and colour schemes. This does not bear up to scrutiny.

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