Irish parliament passes plain tobacco packaging law

March 3, 2015 5:47 PM

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DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's parliament on Tuesday became the second in the world to pass legislation requiring cigarettes to be sold in plain packets, despite threats of legal action by tobacco companies opposed to the move.

Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Tobacco Group have announced they would take legal action against the move to ban the colorful logos used to sell tobacco brands but the government has said it plans to proceed.

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