Tag Archives: smoking

Opinions

Let’s see what happens in Australia first!

5 Dec 2012

Australia cigarette packaging

The Australian attempt to make smoking unacceptable by the obligatory introduction of disgusting images on packaging has had its first effect here in Europe.  EU commissioner Tonio Borg last week started consultations to change the current directive on tobacco. Nonetheless this has in turn worried those who work in the retail business.
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Analysis

Australian tobacco packaging requirement may not work

30 Nov 2012

Australia cigarette packaging

As from next week, seek anyone in Australia selling cigarette packaging that does not meet the law could face major fines of up to AUD1.1m.  The country has led the world on making cigarette packaging as unattractive as possible but there are those that are finding their ways around it – and even to [...]