Tobacco Control Update – Issue 262 – 4/2/2015

Wanganui Chronicle, 26 January 2015

Smoke, smoke and more smoke has issued from the British tobacco industry in its attempt to block plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes. Yet the case for such reform has long been clear. It reduces the attractiveness of cigarettes and makes young people less likely to pick it up. Smoking rates in Australia, the first country to introduce standardised packaging, have fallen at their fastest rate since the rule came into force in 2012.  Read more

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