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Plain packs will make smoking history

Stripping cigarette packs of their colourful exteriors and forcing them to be sold in plain packaging could prove fatal for the global tobacco industry. Who says so? No less an authority than Tobacco Journal International, the self-styled “leading international trade publication for executives in the world of tobacco”. One of its front covers in 2008 said simply: “Plain packaging can … Continue reading Continue reading

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Obama administration appeals block on new cigarette warnings

The Obama administration appealed Tuesday a federal judge’s decision to block a law that would have made tobacco companies include graphic pictures and messages showing the dangers of smoking on cigarette packages. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon made a decision on the law in early November. He cited First Amendment rights against unconstitutionally compelled speech as a factor in … Continue reading

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Australia Bans Cigarette Logos & Colors, Prompts Suit By Philip Morris Asia

Australia‚Äôs Parliament passed legislation on November 21, 2011, in which all tobacco products sold in Australia will have to be in the same standard dark brown packaging with matte finish beginning on December 1, 2012. Tobacco giant Philip Morris International has threatened to sue Australia to prevent the country from implementing the plain packaging legislation. In a BBC report, Philip … Continue reading

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Australia passes plain-packaging cigarette law

Australia is to become the first country to enforce the plain packaging of cigarettes but tobacco companies have vowed to fight the new legislation in court. From December next year, all cigarettes will be sold in olive green packs, which research has shown is least appealing to smokers. Under the new laws, approved by the upper house of parliament, no … Continue reading

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