Advertising industry unimpressed with anti-tobacco laws
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:57p.m.
After Australia passed its tough new anti tobacco laws, a number of other countries, including New Zealand are considering similar measures.
The laws allow the Australian government to force cigarette and tobacco products to be sold in plain packaging.
The advertising industry is not impressed with the legislation, however.
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20/08/2012 5:37:13 p.m.
The question of Bob Lidice (National Advertising Association) in this clip is: "At what point do you say that you can no longer do this in the public interest?".
This is using a slippery slope argument that was effectively addressed by the Australian Attorney-General and Health Minister from Canberra last week. If TV3 are willing to publish the link it is here:
So his existing role, (and his question) in contributing to those 50 million deaths in the past decade the item mentioned needs to be reframed to focus on the effects of tobacco consumption. How does this bloke lie straight in bed at night?
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