Plain cigarette packaging may reduce smoking rates

Anne Li                                                                                                April 29th, 2017


Plain, standardised packaging for cigarettes may reduce the number of people who smoke, according to a new review of evidence. The Cochrane review also found that the plain packaging reduced the appeal of packs. The findings come as the UK approaches the last day that branded cigarette packs will be available, May 19. Standardised packs require the removal of glitzy branding and promotions. All packs must be an identical colour, shape and design and include larger picture health warnings. They were formally introduced in the UK in May 2016. Tobacco use is the single biggest preventable cause of disease and early death worldwide, and smoking can cause at least 14 types of cancer.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2017-04-26-plain-cigarette-packaging-may-reduce-smoking-rates

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