New Zealand may witness Plain Packaging Rule
Australia's plain packaging move has been encouraging a number of countries across the globe. One of such countries is New Zealand. It is now being said that the government has been thinking to introduce plain packaging laws for tobacco products to deter people from smoking.
It was during the last month that the government announced its decision of passing a legislation that will require all the tobacco products to have plain packaging. Though the government might be having great hopes from this move, an ex-smoker did not find the decision to be fruitful.
Tauranga's Cathy Stuart said that she and her husband Pat were smokers. It was due to the help of the government that they were able to quit smoking, but they now feel that the latest move of the government is not going to help them.
"What we will see happen is exactly what has happened in Australia where people buy custom-made cigarette tins to transfer the smokes into", said Stuart.
On the other hand, British American Tobacco has said on their website that till now, there is no valid evidence with New Zealand that smoking rates are going to reduce with plain packaging rule. But there are people who have hopes from the move and one among them is Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).
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