Australian court has put an end to the litigation with the tobacco companies for the health of citizens
Australia came to a ban on the sale of cigarettes in standard packs. The Supreme Court upheld the governments law to the new standards for tobacco products (simple pack olive green without any logos and bright colors, but with images, warning of the dangers of smoking), reports BBC.
World leader in production of tobacco products, including British American Tobacco and Philip Morris trying to resist the initiative. While not particularly productive. New rules designed to reduce the number of smokers in the country, to come into effect on December 1 of this year.
Tobacco companies claim that the established rules will cause a devastating blow to business, dramatically reducing earnings and putting an end to their intellectual property in the form of corporate identity. It is also possible on the market of counterfeit notes BAT representative Scott McIntyre.
According to independent experts, the example of Australia and other countries will make to deploy strong tobacco control. In particular, New Zealand, India, the UK and some states of the United States expressed a desire to hold a similar bill.