12th July, 2013 - The Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance has welcomed the publication of the Consultation Report on the plain packaging of tobacco.
Debbie Corris, National Spokeswoman of the Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance and a Whitstable shopkeeper commented:
“We welcome the publication of the Consultation Report. Over 64% of those who responded to the consultation thought plain packaging was a bad idea and it is reassuring that the government has listened to them. There is no credible evidence that introducing plain packaging would stop young people smoking. Instead, the government should make it illegal for people to buy tobacco for those under 18 as it is in Scotland, and as it already is for alcohol across the UK.”