Debunking the tobacco industry take on Australia’s plain packaging laws

Not having succeeded in preventing Australian plain packaging laws from being enacted, the tobacco industry has now turned its efforts to convincing other nations to not follow Australia’s lead. Last week it was reported that smoking had actually increased under the plain packaging laws – a claim that has been expertly taken down by ABC Media Watch.

Watch the full story here:

http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s4026465.htm

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