Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Unite petition against plain packaging

The petition is here.

The story:
The FDT [food, drink and tobacco] National Committee has serious concerns that these measures are ill-thought through and not evidence based, and in some parts of our sector, particularly tobacco and alcohol, could simply make it much easier for criminals to sell (unregulated and untaxed) counterfeit and smuggled goods and thus have flow-on affects such as a significant impact on jobs in our sector.
All good points, to which we can add that counterfeit tobacco has additional safety implications for consumers.

Please support the petition and don't forget to answer the consultation: now open until 10 August.

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