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Plain Packaging

Last week submissions on the Ministry of Health’s proposal to introduce plain packaging of tobacco products in New Zealand closed.

Here are some exerts from my submission.

There is no specific evidence that plain packaging will work. No, they are right. There isn’t. So let’s make some evidence. Data from the New Zealand and Australian experience can be compared to the USA, Canada, and the UK and we can tell if plain packaging has an effect. If not, then the tobacco industry loses nothing.

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