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Title: Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experience
Author(s): Critchlow, Nathan
Mitchell, Danielle
Keywords: Plain packaging
smoking
cigarettes
big tobacco
Issue Date: 18-Dec-2018
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
Citation: Critchlow N & Mitchell D (2018) Plain packaging for tobacco: what other countries can learn from the UK's experience. The Conversation. 18.12.2018. https://theconversation.com/plain-packaging-for-tobacco-what-other-countries-can-learn-from-the-uks-experience-106094
Abstract: First paragraph: Bans on tobacco advertising, promotion, sponsorship and open display in shops in the UK encouraged tobacco companies to make "the pack the hero". So they opposed plain packaging and claimed there was no evidence it would reduce smoking. They also attempted to thwart the policy through lobbying and third-party interference, and unsubstantiated claims about the effect on price, businesses and illicit trade. Following a review of the potential public health benefits, the government introduced a policy that made plain packaging mandatory for cigarettes and rolling tobacco sold in the UK. The policy was first introduced in May 2016 and, after a transition period, became compulsory in May 2017. But research has shown that tobacco companies appeared to delay introducing plain packs, continued to explore ways to promote products and did not follow through with their predictions that prices would decline.
Type: Newspaper/Magazine Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/28503
Rights: The Conversation uses a Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives licence. You can republish their articles for free, online or in print. Licence information is available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Affiliation: Institute for Social Marketing
Health Sciences Stirling

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