Plain Packaging

  • On 16th April 2012 the Department of Health published a consultation on the standardised packaging of tobacco products.

The TMA is opposed to standardised or “plain” packaging. A copy of the TMA Plain Packaging briefing is available to download here.

  • The consultation closed on 10th August 2012 and a copy of the TMA response is available to read here
  • In November 2013, the Government announced that it had commissioned an independent review into the public health impacts of standardised packaging of tobacco products. The review is being led by Sir Cyril Chantler and will report by March 2014. The method statement is available here