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Plain packet review author 'no link to tobacco industry'

Paediatrician Sir Cyril Chantler, the man appointed to lead the Government's independent review into cigarette packaging has no links to the tobacco industry, Health Minister Jane Ellison said today.

Health Minister Jane Ellison issues a statement in the House of Commons, on the Government's review of cigarette packaging. Credit: PA

Ms Ellison responded to criticism from Labour over the Government's apparent u-turn and delay on the move.

"We have to do this in a measured step by step way to make sure when and if a decision is made it is robust and will withdraw all the inevitable challenges that come its way," she told the House of Commons.

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