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Australia cigarette plain packaging law upheld by court

The law requires cigarettes to be sold in olive green packets, with graphic images warning of the consequences of smoking

Australia’s highest court has upheld a new government law on mandatory packaging for cigarettes that removes brand colours and logos from packaging. The law requires cigarettes to be sold in olive green packets, with graphic images warning of the consequences of smoking. Leading global tobacco manufacturers, including British American Tobacco and Philip Morris, had challenged

High Price Cigarettes: New Zealand Aims For $100 Per Pack

Lawmakers in New Zealand hope to make the country a smoke free zone by 2025 and to reach that goal officials are hoping to raise the cost of cigarettes to £50 by 2020 or nearly $100 per pack based on inflationary numbers by that time period. The initiative was revealed on Monday by the countries

Tobacco crackdown to ensure ‘we no longer see smoking as a part of life’, says Lansley

New legislation comes into force today aimed at cutting down the number of people who smoke. The new law will prevent large shops and supermarkets displaying tobacco products to the public. Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, told the BBC today that the new law was an attempt to reduce the number of young people who smoke,