63% want to see Oz's plain cigarette pack law in UK

The government has launched a consultation on plans to enforce standardised packaging for tobacco products. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Nearly two-thirds of people in the UK want to see cigarette packages stripped of their logos, as Australia becomes the first country in the world to put all tobacco products in standardised packs.

Cigarette packs and other products sold in Australia will be in a plain dark brown colour, and show only the name of the brand and an accompanying health warning.

A questionnaire, conducted with 2,000 adults on behalf of Cancer Research UK, found that 63% of Brits were now in favour of adopting the plain packs.