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# plain packs

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Big Tobacco lobbied hard and aggressively... but lost anyway
Ireland’s new plain packaging laws have been the subject of much criticism from Big Tobacco – and legal threats.
Ireland's plain packaging laws got a mention on American TV over the weekend
The tobacco companies didn’t come out looking too clever.
Ireland has just passed laws to introduce plain packs, but when will they be in the shops?
The government expects a legal challenge to legislation passed by the Oireachtas today.
Big Tobacco is threatening James Reilly but plain packs 'will be in shops by May 2017'
Minister James Reilly said he “must drive forward” the legislation.
Australia's plain cigarette packaging has not given a boost to the illicit tobacco trade
Research also found that plain tobacco packs don’t hurt small retailers or flood the market with very cheap cigarettes,
Column: We owe it to the next generation to fight tobacco with everything we've got
How can we protect our young people from the tactics of the tobacco industry? The answer is simple: plain packaging, writes Kathleen O’Meara.
‘Why do they make smokes anyway?’: Tallaght schoolchildren have their say on new cigarette packaging
The new packs – which include graphic images of health problems that could be caused by smoking – are expected to be brought in next year.