Gonna have @DrAseemMalhotra on @BBCRadio2 today, asking whether sugary drinks and chocolate should have plain packaging if cigarettes do
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) November 28, 2013
Those of you who read my little book about plain packaging will not be surprised by this. From page 32...
This ‘slippery-slope’ took hold in Australia before the ink was dry on the plain packaging bill, as Australian Senator Cory Bernadi recalls: “[O]n the very first day [after the plain packaging legislation was passed] they moved onto drinking. People who were advocating plain packaging were saying “We should have this for alcohol. We should have it in fast food”. Where does it end? The nanny state will never end because there is always another cause to advocate for.”