New Cigarette Packaging Law Comes in Effect

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Bookshop supervisor Sanjit Amatya holds packaged cigarettes have to... News PhotoAustralia,Bookstore,Brand-name,Cigarette,Fashion,Healthcare And Medicine,Identity,Manager,New South Wales,Packaging,Packet,Repetition,Sydney,Typescript,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPBookshop supervisor Sanjit Amatya holds packaged cigarettes have to be sold in identical olive-brown packets bearing the same typeface and largely covered with graphic health warnings, with the same style of writing so the only identifier of a brand will be the name on the packet, in Sydney on December 1, 2012. A new world-first law forcing tobacco companies to sell cigarettes in identical packets came into effect Saturday in Australia in an effort to strip any glamour from smoking and prevent young people from taking up the habit. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)