UK May Strip Tobacco Packages Of Colors, Fonts, Branding

Law360, New York (April 16, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT) -- The U.K. is considering requiring tobacco companies to sell their products in plain, unbranded packaging, an action similar to the Australian policy challenged in court by British American Tobacco PLC and others, the U.K. announced Monday.

The U.K. Department of Health is asking companies and members of the public to weigh in on standardized packaging. According to a consultation document posted online, the DOH “has an open mind at this stage” about a plain packaging mandate, saying it would also consider changing tobacco packaging in other...
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