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Retailers say anti-tobacco laws won't cut smoking

Irish retailers have warned that strict new anti-tobacco laws proposed by the European Union will lead to increased smuggling and will fail to curb smoking.

16th January, 2013
What new cigarette packaging might look like

Irish retailers have warned that strict new anti-tobacco laws proposed by the European Union will lead to increased smuggling and will fail to curb smoking.

Health Minister James Reilly today concluded a consultation period about the new laws which would ban the sale of flavoured cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco products (such as menthol) and make mandatory the use of large pictorial health warnings on cigarette packets.

Vincent Jennings, CEO of the Convenience Store...

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