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(Above: part of a consignment of illegal but still relatively attractive tabs seized at Dublin Port last year)

Minister of State for primary care Alex White yesterday described the tobacco industry as a very powerful lobby that had to be challenged.

Mr White dismissed the industry’s argument that raising excise duty on cigarettes encouraged smuggling as “sometimes self-serving”.

Cigarette packets must carry graphic photographs highlighting the dangers of smoking from next month, he said.

“These packs will appear in our shops from February 1st . . . and will assist in making the packaging of cigarettes, as it were, less glamorous and attractive.”

Well that’s just ridic…hack! cough! harrumph!

Never mind.

Tobacco lobby ‘has to be taken on’ (Mary Minihan, Irish Times)

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)


Australia’s highest court has upheld a new government law on mandatory packaging for cigarettes that removes brand colours and logos from packaging. The law requires cigarettes to be sold in olive green packets, with graphic images warning of the consequences of smoking.

The new packaging rules are scheduled to be implemented from 1 December 2012.

Expect it here real soon.

Australia cigarette plain packaging law upheld by court (BBC News)