General Scheme of the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill
The purposes of this Act are to :
(a) reduce the appeal of tobacco and tobacco products,
(b) increase the effectiveness of health warnings on tobacco products, and
(c)reduce the ability of the packaging of tobacco and tobacco products to mislead consumers about the harmful effects of smoking in the public interest,by providing for the standardisation of the labelling and physical features of retailpackaging of tobacco products and the requirements for the appearance of cigarettes.
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Read the Reports of the Joint Committee on Health and Children – General Scheme of the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2013 here