Cigarette Packaging

A lot of people are angry, but no-one’s very surprised. After a lot of work devoted to ensuring that cigarettes should be sold in plain packaging, the government has decided not to go ahead with the scheme. There’s camouflage talk about “let’s see how it works in Australia”, but Australia have only just made the change, and they’re looking for long-term benefits to health, not an instant fix. This isn’t about evidence; it’s about keeping business happy, and this government will never tell business anything it doesn’t want to hear.