Australia proposes selling cigarettes in plain packages

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By law, cigarette packages must contain written warnings regarding the health dangers of smoking. However, governments around the world are expressing discontent with that strategy and are proposing more stringent regulations.

Last week, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd unveiled comprehensive antismoking legislation that includes requiring manufacturers to sell cigarettes in plain packaging. Fancy packaging is a marketing tool that is thought to persuade young people to take up smoking.

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