Finland - proposal for plain cigarette packaging surfaces again..

May 11, 2010 - Finnish health officials are devising more restrictions to fight tobacco use. One proposal calls for simplistic packaging of tobacco products. A Finnish anti-tobacco working group is calling for simple, white packaging with strict guidelines on printing the product’s name and warnings.

This is the same information we reported on back in October 19th of 2009. Finland - health officials devising more restrictions to fight tobacco use..

As we reported back in January 2010, Finland aims to be the first country to try to create legislation to end smoking altogether. We still wait on Parliament to vote on an anti-smoking bill, which is expected to grab headlines worldwide. The Finns are most likely upset that Australia has taken the lead in tobacco control in the world.

Philip Morris International (PMI) - launches website to campaign against plain packaging..

Reference: Tobacco packs under fire in Finland, Tobacco Reporter, 5/10/2010.

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