Tobacco

New Australian Cigarette Packaging Kicks in This Weekend

Aims to remind smokers what they already know

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At tobacconists in Sydney, Australia, the rows of cigarette packets look more disturbing than ever.

The much larger health warnings and pictures showing the deadly effects of smoking are part of a new packaging law that comes into effect on Saturday.

All tobacco products must now be sold in drab, olive-brown packets with the brand's logo removed. The name will be printed in an identical, small font.