Tobacco: Packaging

Health written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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Photo of Margaret Ritchie Margaret Ritchie Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had on the introduction of standardised packaging for cigarettes and tobacco products; and if he will make statement.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Government set out the current position on standardised tobacco packaging in a written ministerial statement on 12 July 2013, Hansard, columns 53-54WS. The Government has decided to wait before making a decision on standardised packaging. This allows time to benefit from the experience of Australia, where they introduced standardised packaging in December 2012. This remains the Government's position.

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