December 1st, 2011

Tobacco company sues Australia over new law that bans logos from cigarette packs

By Associated Press
Washington Post

British American Tobacco launched legal action against the Australian government on Thursday, challenging the country’s tough new law that ban logos from cigarette packs.

The move comes less than two weeks after Australia’s Parliament passed the legislation, which forces tobacco companies to remove their distinctive colors and logos and instead print their brand names in a tiny font on drab, olive-green packs. The packs will also feature graphic images highlighting the negative effects of smoking, such as cancer-riddled mouths.

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