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Health Committee seeks submissions on tobacco packaging legislation

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children is seeking written submissions from interested individuals and groups in respect of its consideration of the Outline Heads of the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2013.

Committee Chairman, Jerry Buttimer TD said: “In November 2013, the Government approved the General Scheme of legislation which will introduce standardised packaging for all tobacco products. The Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Bill 2013 will also determine the size and position of health warnings on cigarette packets. The Committee would welcome submissions from the public and interested parties on the proposed legislation. We will consider any written submissions received and may decide to invite a number of contributors to public hearings should the Committee feel that this is necessary.”

Submissions and communications should only be sent to the email address healthandchildren@oireachtas.ie not later than 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 15th January 2014.

Further details on making a submission are available here: http://bit.ly/1ehOhSz

Media Enquiries to:

Ciaran Brennan,
Houses of the Oireachtas,
Communications Unit,
Leinster House,
Dublin 2

Committee Membership:

Deputies: Jerry Buttimer (Chair), Catherine Byrne, Ciara Conway (Vice-Chair), Regina Doherty, Robert Dowds, Peter M Fitzpatrick, Seamus Healy, Billy Kelleher, Eamonn Maloney, Mattie McGrath, Sandra McLellan, Dan Neville, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin and Robert Troy

Senators: Colm Burke, John Crown, John Gilroy, Imelda Henry, Marc Mac Sharry and Jillian Van Turnhout