Plain Cigarette Packaging Kicks In

Health warnings to become more prominent on cigarette boxes

Plain Cigarette Packaging Kicks In

Some examples of standardised cigarette packs used in Australia in 2014 | Image: Ella Pickover/PA Archive/PA Images

All cigarettes manufactured for sale in Ireland must be in standardised in non branded packages from today.

It's after Minister Marcella Corcaran Kennedy signed the commencement order last March.

It aims to make cigarettes less attractive and the health warnings more prominent.

This shopkeeper on Dublin's Grafton street does not really think plain packaging will make a difference: