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Plain packaging 'working', Australian government says

Thursday, 3 January 2013  at 15:50


World News Australia have reported today that: "Plain packaging 'working', government say."

The federal government says there are early signs that plain packaging is already having an impact on the number of people trying to give up smoking.

The government says it will continue cracking down on cigarette retailers who aren't complying with the new plain packaging rules.

The health minister says there are early signs that plain packaging is already having an impact on the number of people trying to give up the deadly habit.

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* This number reflects the total amount of people who have signed up to support the plain packaging of tobacco products, via the Plain Packs Protect Partnership (logos below), British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK websites.
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