Tobacco firms lose plain packaging appeal
Three tobacco companies have lost their appeal against the government's plain packaging rules for cigarettes packs.
The case, brought by British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International, comes after a challenge against the new rules was dismissed at the High Court in May.
The UK is the first country in Europe to require cigarettes to be sold in plain, standardised packaging,
The government has said it means a generation will "grow up smoke-free".
What's going on with cigarette packets?
Deborah Arnott, chief executive of health charity ASH, said:... read more
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