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Lung buster legislation

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Dull durrie legislation (Pic: ABC News)

Australia looks set to bring in plain packaging for tobacco products from next year after the legislation passed the House of Representatives last night.
The legislation requires cigarettes to be sold in dark green packets with graphic health warnings and without trademarks from July 1 next year.


Both bills to implement the plan have now gone through the Lower House, despite the Coalition’s concerns about the potential for intellectual property infringements. The legislation will now go to the Senate for approval.

Ms Roxon told Parliament the Opposition was “shamed into backing the bill, but really opposed it with every fibre of their body”.

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Editors Comment: I do not understand how this will make truckies in Australia who smoke, give up the habit. If a truckie smokes and enjoys it and can afford to buy cigarettes, is obviously capable of making the decision to quit and not be forced into it via stupid cigarette packaging. Democracy gone mad? It makes me ponder what the government will do next. Who makes the most money from the sale of a packet of cigarettes? It’s not the manufacturer, the wholesaler or the retailer.
I’ll have a pack of 25’s… you know…the dark green ones… the ones without the trademarks…. their the better cigarettes!