Cigarettes in Australia Must Come in Graphic Packages

Australia's Plain Packaging Act requires that cigarette packages show graphic images in lieu of company logos.
3:00 | 08/15/12

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-- in Australia -- faced with the health hazards of cigarettes quite literally facing the health hazards. Australia's highest court -- decision today that cigarette makers cannot display their logos on cigarette packs instead. They must display graphic. Images of the health affects of smoking and they are graphic showing things. Such as diseased mouth and eyes Australia is the first country to require this kind of legislation it's called the plain packaging act. The government hailed the decision saying quote the message to the rest of the world is big tobacco can be taken on and beaten. Tobacco companies as you can imagine express their disappointment but said they would in fact comply with the law.

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