Plain tobacco packaging: NI to be included in UK-wide legislation


Northern Ireland is to be included in UK-wide proposals to introduce plain, non-branded packaging for cigarettes and other smoking products.

Stormont’s Health Minister Jim Wells said he expects to see plain packaging made compulsory in the UK by next year.

He said ministers in England, Wales and Scotland were all proposing to implement the same legislation.

The regulations are to be laid out during the current parliament and could come into force in May 2016.

Source: BBC