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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 10:58 AM
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New Australian law bans cigarette pack brands
New Australian law bans cigarette pack brands


Australia is about to become the first country in the world to pass legislation requiring all cigarettes to be sold in plain packs devoid of branding.

The federal government's plain packaging legislation will be rammed through the Senate on Thursday after a limited debate.

The laws will require all tobacco to be sold in drab olive-brown packets from December 2012.

"If this legislation stops one young Australian from picking up a shiny, coloured packet and prevents them becoming addicted to cigarettes then in my view it will have been worthwhile," Labor senator John Faulkner told the upper house on Wednesday.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10765011
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:00 AM
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1. Great idea! Not a total solution, but better than nothing. nt
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:01 AM
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2. We should do this with politicians, no party names (nt)
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:02 AM
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3. I like that too- just have a guy in a plain suit with a tag that says "Will not cut Social Security"
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:27 AM
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4. Actually, the brand and maker will be on the pack, but in text.
No logos are allowed. Smokers have preferences of brands, and they'll be able to buy their brand, still.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:30 AM
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5. Well, it will still have pictures on it.
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