04 February 2010

Can we expect further changes to the law in future?

The following changes are in the pipeline:

  • Regulations to restrict smoking near building entrances, and in sports stadiums, railway platforms, bus stops and outdoor dining areas.
  • Use of picture-based health warnings on tobacco packaging.
  • Banning use of the terms “low-tar”, “mild” and “light” on cigarette packaging.
  • Regulation of harmful chemicals added to tobacco products.
  • Introduction of self-extinguishing cigarettes to reduce the risk of discarded burning cigarette ends starting fires.

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