Britain likely to follow ban on cigarette logos

William Hill is offering 5-1 odds that Britain will emulate Australia on plain packaging for cigarettes before the next general election.

16th August, 2012
Ban on plain packaging may spread.

Britain and New Zealand are among countries more likely to ban logos from cigarette packs after Australia approved the world’s first uniform-packaging law, officials and health researchers said.

The Australian law says cigarettes can only be sold in packaging with no company logos and with the same font for all brands on a dark brown background. Graphic health warnings will cover 90 percent of the back of the package and 70 percent of the front.

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