In a study funded by Phillip Morris our friendly neighbourhood carcinogen retailers are wailing that their business has been adversely affected by the plain packaging laws on cigarettes. It takes them longer to serve customers and they give customers the wrong brand more frequently. They didn’t even get a chance to lobby for subsidies to offset the cost impacts. What bulldust- the brand is still on the packet. They should employ shop assistants who can read.
In other news I see that the UK will follow New Zealand in introducing plain packaging. Good. Will Phillip Morris fund a further study there? They never lie do they? These honest business want to retain their business. Smoking kills 100,000 people annually in the UK. (1322)