A tobacco industry insider told the newspaper that pricing labels are being stuck on the outer wrappers, which is said to be legal as the secondary packaging is not part of the manufacturing process. The practice is known in the trade as “stickering”.
Other alleged loopholes include the use of vanishes and finishes on plain packs. Different foils are also used to make the packs more tactile.
The anti-smoking organisation Ash has written to the four tobacco giants – JTI, Imperial, BAT and PMU – regarding the allegations. All four have said that they comply with all the tobacco packaging regualtions.
Source: News – Packaging News