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Alternatives to plain packaging

The Institute of Public Affairs and other far-right groups  have objected to the plain packaging laws on cigarettes proposed by the Australian Government. The opposition is based on claimed infringement of the intellectual property rights of the carginocen producers.  I wonder if these same defenders of intellectual property would object to these new intended US laws on packaging. I wouldn’t – indeed the plain packaging laws are best implemented with no distinguishing advertising message but with the main feature being a graphic image of the likely consequences of smoking cigarettes.

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  • observa

    Whee! This could be fun. Livers with chirrhosis and mangled car wreck bodies on the Grange Hermitage, along with the usual stuff from the bottleoh. Then we start on the Maccas packaging and Bob Brown and Co can dream up some appropriate ‘climate disruption’ health warnings on the petrol bowsers and….

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