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Warning over pack sizes in Tobacco Directive

13 December, 2013

Members of the European Parliament are being urged to support a lower limit on the size of packaging for roll-your-own tobacco as part of the Tobacco Products Directive.

MEPs are currently debating whether to increase minimum sizes to 20g or 30g and Priti Patel MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group, has warned that the higher pack size would hit small and independent retailers hard and instead increase illicit sales.

She said: “This Directive will push prices up and will benefit criminals and smugglers at the expense of small and independent retailers.

“Two-thirds of roll-your-own tobacco is sold in smaller 12.5g packs in this country and minimum pack sizes of 30g will limit consumer choice and devastate thousands of hard-working shopkeepers.”

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RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands122.46131.58119.60
North East121.7959.90131.53118.66
North West122.0658.80129.31118.83
Northern Ireland121.4469.90127.23119.16
South East123.2769.90131.23120.66
South West122.83128.65119.82
West Midlands121.83129.90119.22
Yorkshire & Humber121.66129.86118.80

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