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The U.K. and New Zealand may be the first nations to follow the lead of Australia to approve...

The U.K. and New Zealand may be the first nations to follow the lead of Australia to approve plain-paper cigarette laws. Shares of tobacco stocks have slumped in local markets across the globe this week in reaction to manufacturers losing a court challenge to the restriction in Australia.
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  • Tony Petroski
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    "...plain paper cigarette laws"?
    What about rolling papers?


    (the new Biden patois)


    "If you'se 'conomy ain't a boomin'
    then it's time to go a choomin'"
    -- Joe Biden (addressing the Cheech and Chong convention)
    16 Aug 2012, 09:10 AM Reply Like
  • marilyn61
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    I wonder how long it's going to be before either the tobacco companies or some entrepreneurial business sees the value in producing the type of cigarette cases that people used to use in bye-gone days. Then that dedicated smoker only has to look at those horrific images for as long as it takes for him/her to transfer them into their nice shiny/trendy case.
    17 Aug 2012, 02:56 AM Reply Like
  • TRHanson
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    I saw an article on this last night and immediately thought of the same thing. Plus, when I used to smoke, I once (well more than once, really) accidentally crushed a half a pack by sitting on it, or breaking them in half when they are in a tight pair of pants or something. If I had them in a fancy hard case, why that would have eliminated those problems. Also, hard cases just make you look more fancy.
    17 Aug 2012, 03:11 PM Reply Like
  • iFrank
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    Where is the outrage to the liquor industry? Drink yourself to death and inflict harm to others. Can you imagine "Jack Daniel's" in a plain wrapper.
    17 Aug 2012, 02:29 PM Reply Like
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