Daily Archives: November 21, 2011

Big Tobacco launches legal fight with govt

The Gillard government’s plea to Big Tobacco not to launch legal action against Labor’s plain-packaging laws has fallen on deaf ears, with Philip Morris announcing it has already served notice of a dispute.

Philip Morris sues Australian government over tobacco laws

Tobacco giant has launched legal action against new rule forcing cigarettes to be sold in drab plain packaging from next year.
Tobacco giant Philip Morris has launched legal action against Australian laws forcing tobacco products to be sold in drab, plain packaging from late next year.

AMA: Tobacco plain packaging will save lives

The AMA congratulates the Government on the passing in the Senate on the evening of Nov 10 of its world-leading tobacco plain packaging legislation.
AMA Vice President, Professor Geoffrey Dobb, said that the new laws – to take effect from December 2012 – would save lives.