The tobacco packaging bill has been introduced in New Zealand, but it will not be passed as a law until Australia has settled the legal action. New Zealand's Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia had introduced to Parliament the bill on Dec 17, known as the Smoke-Free Environments Amendment Bill.
A shopkeeper reaches for a packet of cigarettes in a newsagent in London November 28, 2013. Britain announced an independent review of tobacco packaging on Thursday and said it was ready to introduce new laws banning branding on cigarette packets if the report found sufficient evidence to support it. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett