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by Hal Mooz 15. August 2012 07:17

Australian court OKs logo ban on cigarette packs

'This is a victory for all those families who have lost someone to a tobacco-related illness'

Australia's highest court upheld the world's toughest law on cigarette promotion on Wednesday despite protests from tobacco companies that argued the value of their trademarks will be destroyed under new rules that will strip all logos from cigarette packs. The decision by the High Court means that starting in December, tobacco companies will no longer be able to display their distinctive colors, brand designs and logos on cigarette packs. The packs will instead come in a uniformly drab shade of olive and feature graphic health warnings and images of cancer-riddled mouths, blinded eyeballs and sickly children. The government hopes the new packs will make smoking as unglamorous as possible.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48669041 

 

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