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British consider plain packaging for cigarettes

Broadcast: 13/04/2012


The British government is considering plain packaging for cigarettes, with health minister Andrew
Lansley saying he would prefer if tobacco companies did not do business in the United Kingdom.


EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: The British Government is considering following Australia and introducing
plain packaging for cigarettes.

British Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has told the Times newspaper that he'd like tobacco
companies to have no business in the United Kingdom.

He said more than a 100,000 people in Britain die each year from smoking related diseases, and last
week supermarkets in Britain were forced to remove cigarettes from view.

A High Court challenge to plain packaging laws in Australia will begin on Tuesday.