Cigarette Packaging

From Today, Cigarette Packs Will Never Look the Same Again

Daniel Hunt | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK
Daniel Hunt

You might not notice it just yet, but the UK has become the latest country to introduce plain, standardised packaging of cigarettes, along with Australia and France. The switch follows a landmark 'yes' vote in the House of Commons just over a year ago that saw MPs from all parties take a stand against tobacco marketing. And following a final failed legal challenge tobacco companies are no longer allowed to manufacture glitzy packs that evidence shows act as a 'silent salesman' to children. Here's how packs will change:

Commons Approve Bill To Standardise Cigarette Packaging

PA/Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Politics

The days of the Marlboro man are well and truly over. From next year every single packet of cigarettes sold in the UK will look the same after MPs ...

First European Country Bans Branded Cigarette Packets

PA | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Ireland has become the first country in Europe to pass laws banning branded cigarette packets. Following the example set by Australia, all tobacco pro...

'Momentous Step' Towards Standardising Tobacco Packaging

PA | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK

Plans to hold a pre-election Commons vote on enforcing standardised tobacco packaging offer the chance of a "momentous step" in creating a smoke-free ...

The Week In Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Happy Thanksgiving (not you, Brits)! And today, we are giving thanks to Twitter. Specifically: some of the people who made us laugh/smile/chuckle happ...

LOOK: What Cigarette Packets Used To Be Like

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

If the government does, after all, bring in plain packaging for cigarettes, it will mean an abrupt end to the evolution of fag packets over the years....

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Greed Is Good, Says Boris

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 28 November 2013... 1) GREED IS GOOD, SAYS BORIS Do the super-rich in the City have a better champi...

Cigarette Smoking 'Could Make You Psychotic'

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Experts at the Institute of Psychiatry in London are publishing research suggesting that smoking cigarettes may be a contributory cause of schizophrenia (a psychotic disorder). This startling finding includes a just published study, plus research to be published in the near future, all of which appears to suggest an association between smoking cigarettes and developing psychosis.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cameron, Crosby And The Ciggies

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 14 July 2013... 1) CAMERON, CROSBY AND THE CIGGIES David Cameron never really probed former comms chi...

'More Lives Ruined For Political Expediency'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

Politicians and health campaigners have accused the government of siding with tobacco giants instead of acting to protect the health of children, afte...

Stubbed Out

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK

Health campaigners have reacted angrily to claims that David Cameron has axed plans to enforce plain packaging for cigarettes, calling the apparent de...

Cigarette Packets: The Case for a New Law

Peter Kellner | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

So the consultation is over. The relevant minister is convinced. The Liberal Democrats support a new law – indeed they were the first major party to embrace it, back in 2009. Yet the issue remains in the balance. So let me help ministers by setting out the pros and cons.

Plain Cigarette Packaging Wins Scottish Government Support

PA | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK

Cigarettes and other tobacco products should be sold in plain packaging, the Scottish government has said. The pledge makes Scotland the first part...

Jessica Elgot

Australia Bans Cigarette Branding, Logos Replaced With Lung Cancer Images | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

Australia is to introduce the world's "toughest cigarette packaging laws", banning logos on the packets, in a landmark High Court ruling that could ha...

Government Plans for Plain Packaging Will Boost Illicit Trade

Roy Ramm | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK
Roy Ramm

It would be disastrous if the government, by introducing plain-packaging legislation, removes the simplest mechanism for the ordinary consumer to tell whether their cigarettes are counterfeit or not.

Plain Tobacco Packs Awaken a Sleeping Tobacco Industry

Simon Chapman | Posted 08.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Chapman

Just one disease caused by smoking - lung cancer - was rare before 1930. Over the next 50 years, it rose to become the world's leading cause of cancer death. In countries like Australia it is now on the wane. Plain packaging will accelerate its eventual demise as a major cause of death.

Most Support Plan To Put Cigs In Plain Packets..

PA/The Huffington Post | Huffpost UK Staff | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK Politics

There is strong public support for forcing cigarettes to be sold in plain packaging in England, an opinion poll found, amid a row over government plan...