Netherlands Mandates Plain Packaging

    Cigarettes sold in the Netherlands must now have plain packaging consisting only of the brand name, the type of cigarette (in a specific font) and health warnings.
    Current stock can continue being sold for a year, but any new products must have plain packaging.
    The Dutch government has indicated that this is to help curb underage smoking, noting that the measure has worked in other countries, such as Belgium, France, Great Britain and Norway.