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Announcement on plain tobacco packing coming

Announcement on plain tobacco packing coming

By: Katie Bradford-Crozier | Latest Political News | Tuesday February 19 2013 6:31

New Zealand looks set to follow Australia’s lead and gradually introduce plain packaging of tobacco products.

The Government has been consulting on the move, with more than 20,000 people having their say during the submission process.

The Prime Minister has confirmed an announcement will be made in the next day or two.

Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway hopes the Government will head down the track of putting plain packaging on all products.

“It is the last bastion of advertising for tobacco companies, and I think New Zealand has a proud history of being quite bold around tobacco regulation.”

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