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Australia stops branding cigarette packages

Australia has introduced new laws requiring cigarettes to be sold in "plain packaging".
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2012 03:53

Australia has introduced new laws requiring cigarettes to be sold in "plain packaging".

It is the first such legislation in the world, but other countries are looking to follow the example.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.

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