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Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia

The Australian federal government's plain packaging laws for cigarettes came into effect on December 1. The new rules dictate all cigarettes must be sold in identical olive-green packets with graphic health warnings intended to deter smoking.

Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
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Cigarettes sitting on the shelf at a tobacco shop are encased in uniform, plain packaging, with graphic smoking related pictures depicting the health risks linked to smoking, after new packaging laws went into effect.

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  • id:1646662
  • date:1 December 2012
  • dimensions:12.91 x 8.64 in. (3872 x 2592 px)
  • dpi:300dpi
  • file size in memory:29.67 MB
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  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
  • Tobacco plain packaging laws come into effect in Australia
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The Australian federal government's plain packaging laws for cigarettes came into effect on December 1. The new rules dictate all cigarettes must be sold in identical olive-green packets with graphic health warnings intended to deter smoking.

Details
  • id:1646662
  • date:1 December 2012
  • dimensions:12.91 x 8.64 in. (3872 x 2592 px)
  • dpi:300dpi
  • file size in memory:29.67 MB
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