With the big tobacco companies so focussed on attracting young smokers through pack design, plain packaging is a key step for any country to introduce in the battle to lessen the consequences of smoking to the health service and society in general. Too many people are needlessly dying prematurely because of smoking and too many young people are still being hooked - let's use the next few weeks to save lives and reduce the burden on our NHS.
In my role as an international lawyer I try not to get involved in, or give away my own, political leanings. Indeed, in representing many leading political figures from across the political divide, it has always been wise to err on the side of political neutrality...
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Sludge green packaging with gruesome pictures of rotting teeth, eyeballs, blackened lungs and suffering babies will become
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Australia is to introduce the world's "toughest cigarette packaging laws", banning logos on the packets, in a landmark High
We're engaged in an epic battle with the tobacco industry over plain packaging.
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