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NOV 28, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Britain seeks to force plain cigarette packaging on tobacco firms

By William James and Martinne Geller LONDON (Reuters) - Britain signaled it would force tobacco companies to scrap branded cigarette packaging on Thursday in an attempt to reduce the number of children who may be drawn to smoking by striking and brightly colored packs. In a surprise decision that was welcomed by cancer research charities but scorned by some tobacco companies, the government said it was appointing a pediatrician to examine whether plain packaging would reduce the human and financial cost of smoking. It was unexpected as Prime Minister David Cameron had in July appeared to ... Read More

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