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The Olive Revolution: Australia’s Plain Packaging Leads the World – by Matthew Rimmer

July 19, 2013

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The UK government has this month been criticised for postponing the decision to introduce plain cigarette packaging in England. Health campaigners and politicians have condemned the move, accusing PM David Cameron of siding with tobacco giants and giving in to pressure from the election strategist, Lynton Crosby. But Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the government wanted to see how the policy had worked in Australia, the first country to introduce plain packaging last year, before making a “final decision”.  The fall-out from the Australian Parliament passing the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act was documented last August by Matthew Rimmer (originally published by The Conversation).

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