Plain packaging news

Plain packaging will hit sales hard, and big tobacco is worried

Wednesday 20 April 2011
A former tobacco company marketer explains just how worried the tobacco companies are about plain packaging Read more

Tobacco lobby's plain-pack threat not based on reality

Tuesday 17 May 2011
British American Tobacco's long-threatened campaign against plain packs kicked off today. Has there ever been a more complete demonstration of Shakespeare's "the lady doth protest too much"? Read more

Big tobacco lobby 'scaremongering'

Sunday 22 May 2011
Tobacco industry claims that international crime gangs are flooding Australia with smuggled cigarettes, or ''chop chop'', are being investigated by the competition watchdog Read more

Cigarettes likely to get plain packages

Wednesday 25 May 2011
Cigarettes look set to be put in plain packages, with WA Nationals MP Tony Crook supporting Labor on the issue Read more

Coalition backs plain packaging move

Tuesday 31 May 2011
New laws to sell cigarettes in plain packets are set to pass parliament after the coalition swung behind the Gillard government move. Read more

Yet more alarmist data on illicit tobacco, another report claims $1 billion lost in tax revenue

Friday 8 November 2013
The latest industry-commissioned report on the illicit tobacco market in Australia was released by British American Tobacco on 4 November 2013. Read more

Tobacco industry exposed again on dodgy data

Wednesday 27 November 2013
Yet more industry-commissioned dodgy data, this time on smoking prevalence, by Philip Morris International. Read more