jueves, 13 de marzo de 2014 – 12 de marzo de 2014 - Australia

Tobacco industry claims on impact of plain packaging go up in smoke

One of Australia's biggest tobacco companies has been accused of lying after it claimed plain packaging of cigarettes has had "no impact" in Australia except to increase illegal cigarette smuggling.

Official Customs figures obtained by Fairfax Media indicate plain packaging has had almost no effect on tobacco smuggling, in direct opposition to the arguments the tobacco industry is using in its campaign to stop the health measure being adopted internationally.

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