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Cigarette packaging move welcomed
8:31am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
NEW laws which will see standardised packaging for all cigarette brands have been welcomed by City of York Council.
Tracey Simpson-Laing, the council’s cabinet member for health, said: “City of York Council supports the move towards standardised packaging because the packets are less attractive to children and young people, less misleading about the health risks of smoking and make health warnings more graphic, obvious and effective.”
Smoking is estimated to cause more than 1,300 deaths every year in York and North Yorkshire.