Ireland puts cigarettes under plain packaging

Becomes second nation to introduce plain packs


“It is with great pleasure that I announce, ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Friday, that I have received Government approval to begin the process of introducing standardised/plain packaging of tobacco products in Ireland.  While many arguments will be made against such an introduction, I am confident that this legislation will be justified and supported purely by the fact that it will save lives,” said Ireland's health minister,  James Reilly.

In a statement the...


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