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Scunthorpe MP: Sell cigarettes in plain packaging

A North Lincolnshire MP has called on the Government to "follow the lead of their Australian counterparts" and force companies to sell cigarettes in plain packaging.

Cigarettes in Australia must now be sold in dark olive brown packets which are mostly covered in health warnings.

Australia is leading the way in stopping people from becoming addicted to a lethal and harmful product. If we care about the health of people in our community then we should introduce plain, standardised packs in the UK and help stop the next generation of smokers being recruited.

– Nic Dakin MP (Labour, Scunthorpe)