'Britain considering plain cigarette packets'

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Tobacco, Cigarette

Tobacco companies could be forced to sell cigarettes in plain grey or brown packaging in Britain in an attempt to deter youngsters from taking up...

Tobacco companies could be forced to sell cigarettes in plain grey or brown packaging in Britain in an attempt to deter youngsters from taking up smoking, the health secretary suggested. Andrew Lansley is considering switching all brand packs to a standard colour in the belief that brightly coloured packages lure prospective smokers from a young age. A spokeswoman from the Department of Health said colourful packs were widely accepted as the last form of marketing available for tobacco companies to recruit new smokers - The Independent

It is the dream of millions of men to live in a house filled to the brim with beer cans. For Nick West that dream is a reality, even if all the tins are empty. The Lloyds Bank worker, 51, has a collection of 6,788 British beer cans in his home in Clevedon, North Somerset. He even forked out £1,240 for one of the first cans produced in Britain, a half-pint of Felingfoel pale ale from a brewery in South Wales - Daily Mail

A barmaid from Barnsley who survived a 30-foot fall from a bridge says being drunk saved her life. Gemma Beverley, aged 28, of Castle View, Dodworth, fractured her back, neck, ribs, elbow and pelvis at the end of a night out in Barnsley town centre. A nurse told her if she had been sober she would have tensed up and probably died - Yorkshire Star

Related topics: Health & safety

Property of the week

Hawthorne

£ 1,750 - Tenancy

Could you run this Warrington pub? The Hawthorne is a thriving community sports pub in Warrington, showing live sport each day, along with live music every...

Follow us

Pub Trade Guides

View more