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Lithuania's PM supports Australian-like cigarette packet branding

Danuta Pavilenene, BC, Vilnius, 23.08.2012.Print version
Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius would support strict cigarette packet branding with graphic health warnings – pictures of smoking-related illnesses, even though he himself has not seen any packet like that yet.

"I have not seen the design of the Australian packets. Yet, I see no limits for looking for new ways to encourage people to quit this damaging habit. I myself twice gave up smoking and the second try was successful. Therefore, I would not be against something as was suggested and implemented by the Australians," he said Thursday morning on the radio Ziniu Radijas, reports LETA/ELTA.

 

In Australia, cigarettes and tobacco products must be sold in plain olive green packets without special colorful branding. Instead, packages must display graphic health warnings including pictures of mouth cancer and other smoking-related illnesses, Financial Post reports.






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