– British Retail Consortium Food Director, Andrew Opie.
So much forjoined up government and minimising burdens on business. Having just forcedlarge retailers to spend almost £16 million refitting stores to hide tobaccoproducts the Government is now confirming it’s considering legislation onpackaging. That’scrazy and completely against the Government’s own better regulation principles.If a decision is taken to go ahead with plain packaging, concealing productsfrom view in shops becomes irrelevant.
The Government will pave the way for cigarette packets to be stripped of all branding, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said.