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Australia: WARNING: outdated pack health warnings are addictive—to tobacco companies
  1. Stafford Sanders
  1. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Australia; staffords@ashaust.org.au

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    Health groups in Australia have warned governments to close stockpiling loopholes when introducing new picture based health warnings on tobacco packets. Under Australian law, all tobacco packets manufactured from March 2006 must by law display the new graphics—alerting smokers and potential smokers to the full range of diseases and disabilities caused by tobacco products, and how to get help with quitting. But a survey carried out by ASH in late July this year found that …

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