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Plain packaging regulations revealed – In the news

John Kerr posted in on May 31st, 2016.

Draft regulations for introducing plain packaging for cigarettes have been revealed by the Government. Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga today released the draft regulations and a consultation document outlining how a law requiring plain packaging would be implemented. Plain packaging policies aim to reduce the appeal of cigarettes by requiring standardised packaging that removes […]

Plain packaging accepted over time – expert responds

John Kerr posted in on November 13th, 2014.

While some smokers may oppose plain packaging on cigarettes, many come to accept and even support such initiatives after they are implemented, says new Australian research. Plain packaging on tobacco products is still being debated here in New Zealand, but in Australia the plain packaging legislation was introduced in 2012. Now a new study published in Tobacco Control has […]

New plain packaging research – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on September 4th, 2012.

As New Zealand deliberates over the introduction of ‘plain packaging’ for cigarettes, a new study confirms that such measures reduce the appeal of tobacco products. Scientists from Canada, the US, and Brazil have conducted a study of 640 young Brazilian women to determine if cigarettes had the same appeal when presented in plain packaging. The […]

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