Plain, standardised tobacco packaging in the offing


Consumers of tobacco and its products must brace for plain packaging as Botswana joins the worldwide campaign to adhere to the initiative. Observed on May 31, this year’s World No Tobacco, the World Health Organisation (WHO) called on governments across the world to enact policies for plain packaging of tobacco products.

Health minister Dorcas Makgato took to Gantsi yesterday to launch plain packaging, which is a WHO initiative aimed at reducing the attractiveness of tobacco packaging.

“The new packaging will see all the attractive features of the old packaging removed. Tobacco will no longer be sold in attractive packs.

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