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.
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.
* 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.