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World Health Organization praises Australia’s high court ruling on cigarette packaging

Wednesday, August 15th 2012 - 23:40 UTC
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The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it strongly welcomes the landmark decision from Australia’s High Court to dismiss a legal challenge from the tobacco industry, and calls on the rest of the world to follow Australia’s tough stance on tobacco marketing. Read full article

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  • DennisA

    It looks like there could be a good market for a return of the cigarette cases that used to be popular at one time. This is such a ridiculous measure and is full of such dishonest statistics. The images will be ignored in no time at all. When something is put on a noticeboard, it is viewed for a short time. Even though it remains there it will be invisible, as it becomes part of the background.

    Aug 16th, 2012 - 06:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Why is a story about Australia in the Latin America but not the International section???

    Aug 16th, 2012 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Rufus

    I'm curious about how this is going to work, if every cigarette packet looks like every other cigarette packet how can you tell what brand of cigarettes you'd be buying?
    Actually, on thinking about it, if each manufacturer only used one or two specific health warnings then smokers could use the health warnings to buy their chosen brand:

    “A packet of smoking-when-pregnant-may-harm-your-baby please”
    'Sorry, we're out of them'
    “Oh, in that case can I have a packet of protect-kids-don't-make-them-breathe-your-smoke”
    ' That'll be $10 please'

    As I recall, when they were introduced, and before people had properly started ignoring them, you used to be able to get stickers that were the same size as the health warnings, which had other messages in the same font as them. My favourites were “don't make children breathe your smoke, make them buy their own” and “smoking reveals hidden laser traps”.

    Aug 16th, 2012 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • vestias

    Eu estou de acordo com a lesgilação do tabaco na Australia

    Aug 16th, 2012 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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