Monthly Archives: November 2008

UK: Stark health warning reignite plain pack debate


Nov 7, 2008

Last month a new law came into effect requiring cigarette packs to display graphic images in a bid to drive home the habit’s harmful effects. But how will this affect the packaging industry, asks Simeon Goldstein

Rotting lungs, throat cancer and a drooping cigarette are among the images selected by the Department of Health to appear on tobacco packaging in a bid to get the UK’s smokers – some 22% of the population – to “face their demons”. From 1 October, all new tobacco packaging will replace the written warnings that were introduced in 2003 with one of the graphic images. The images have to cover at least 30% of the front and 70% of the back of the pack…

Full Article: Packaging News (November 4, 2008)