BAT continues to mull legal challenge to plain cigarette packaging

Sophie Boot
Fri, 09 Sep 2016

By Sophie Boot Sept. 9 (BusinessDesk) - British American Tobacco is still considering a legal challenge to standardised cigarette packaging after legislation restricting the use of branding on cigarette packets was passed last night. The Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Standardised Packaging) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament yesterday by 108 to 13, with opposition from New Zealand First and the Act Party. It allows a plain packaging regime for tobacco products, meaning the government can ban any branding on a cigaret...

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