Skip to comments.Cigarette packaging: Republic of Ireland bid to ban branded tobacco
Posted on 06/10/2014 2:50:04 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The Republic of Ireland has become the first country in Europe to try to pass a law banning the sale of branded cigarette and tobacco packets.
The proposed legislation would force tobacco firms to use plain packaging, removing all logos and trademark colors from cigarette packets.
Irish Minister for Health James Reilly said the ban would help to save lives.
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All this time I thought it was the tobacco that was addictive and not the packaging.
And they just legalized abortion ... to save lives...
Non-smoker. Don’t like cigarettes. This plainwrap will create a backlash. It is a stupid idea.
Cigarette manufacturers should pull out of any country that tries to pull this. Ireland is small enough to be made an example of. People in the United States have been so conditioned by the media and a constant health harangue that they fail to realize, most of the rest of the world smokes like chimneys. The uproar over not being able to get cigarettes at all will shut the whole anti-capitalist notion down in very short order.
The Aussies did this a couple of years ago. Apparently it went well enough (decreased smoking) for other countries to try it.
Actually, it will further open the black market. When I lived in the UK....I used to hand roll (cheaper) and bought my tobacco from a ‘friend’.
Most of the people there seem to have a sort of fatalism, that they don't control their situation. The government (and before that, the church) is treated like fate, they'll do what they will to you and there's nothing you can do about it.
There are plenty like that in this country, but plenty more who resist the mindset, even violently when necessary.
I think all those who of similar mind who were in Ireland boarded boats a hundred years ago, which is a fine option to take charge of your life.
Most people won’t plan that far ahead. Black market will be prepackaged cigarettes sold in other countries. With < gasp! > graphics on them.
I was constantly asked in pubs if I had ‘served time’. LOL!
I smoked when I was frequently in Ireland. Popular American brands were hideously expensive even then. There was what I thought was an Irish brand that wasn’t bad. Trying to recall the name. Silk Cut? Most everything else was so strong they made my head spin.
Ah, yeah. Good ol’ Silk Cut.
would help to save lives...
by confusing potential buyers of what brand they were getting?