Pacific health officials discuss plain packaging of cigarettes

Tuesday, 5 March 2013  at 15:07

ABC Radio in Australia have broadcast a programme discussing plain, standardised packaging laws. The programme suggests that plain cigarette packaging laws could soon be a reality for the Pacific.
Australia and New Zealand have both moved towards plain cigarette packaging and the move is likely to impact on other countries in the Pacific.

Professor Simon Chapman from the University of Sydney is a public health advocate and was heavily involved in leading the Australian world first of plain packaging for cigarette.

He's just returned from the Pacific where he says there is interest in plain packaging and says momentum will build in the Pacific.

To listen and read more on the discussions surrounding plain, standardised packaging of tobacco products between Pacific health officials, click here

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