• April 24, 2024

Standardized packs on way

 Standardized packs on way

Critics contend that plain packaging has done little to reduce smoking rate in Australia.

Belgium is to introduce standardized tobacco packaging, according to a story in The Brussels Times quoting the Federal Minister for Public Health Maggie De Block.
The minister, who announced the plan a matter of weeks ago, was said to have received ‘rapid agreement’ from government colleagues.
The story suggested the new packaging would reflect that first introduced in Australia, with huge health warnings and minimal branding beyond the brand name.
No other details were given.