Media Advisory: Standardised “plain” Packaging: Government in third U-turn?

Thursday 18 December 2014

Time is running out for Regulations on the standardised “plain” packaging for cigarettes to be put into law before the next General Election. The tobacco industry and a handful of MPs are hoping for delays. The Prime Minister and Health Secretary seem to be dithering about whether to ensure a vote or allow the Regulations to run out of time.

This ASH briefing gives the key steps the Government must take if the Regulations are to be voted on by this Parliament.