Young Booze Busters

The Law

Lots of work has been done in the UK to prevent young people from taking up smoking because if someone starts smoking at a young age, they’re more likely to develop serious health problems as they get older.

Tobacco Packaging and Labelling

Plain (standardised) packaging is required by law for all packets of cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco produced after May 2016.

Plain packaging means:

  • packs must be coloured a horrible shade of green
  • brand names will be in small letters towards the bottom of the pack
  • large pictures showing health warnings must cover two thirds of the front and two thirds of the back of the packaging

Packaging looks like this:

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*image from ASH Scotland website