Thomas3.20.2010

Plain Packaging

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Jul 17, 2014

Australia has some of the toughest anti-tobacco laws anywhere including plain packaging. As a consequence their daily smoking rates have dropped from 15.1 to 12.8 per cent from 2010 to 2013 and have halved since 1991.

Health Experts have labeled plain packaging a lung cancer vaccine.

the statistics also reveal the age people smoke their first cigarette has risen from 14 in 2010 to 16 presently.

This gives enormous momentum to the international push for plain packaging around the world. New Zealand, Britain, and Ireland all have plain packaging legislation before parliment while France and India are considering following suit.

When will the USA get in line? We're hanging behind with 20% smoking rates. Tobacco Companies target minorites including LGBT and even handicapped just to make a buck!


 

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