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Standarised Packaging Must Become the Standard

Last week, the Coalition Government made a decision that will allow thousands of unnecessary deaths to take place. It made that decision – after being leant on by a small group of multi-billion pound businesses which control the industry – that provides the British public with one of the few legal recreational drugs; and one that is also the most deadly. This is just a taster of the blistering criticism that the Coalition has endured after delaying its decision on the introduction of standardised cigarette packaging. The move is seen as a U-turn by the Department for Health as it has been accompanied by a marked change in tone by ministers, from being cautious advocates of the policy to displaying clear scepticism.

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