Sat, 12 Nov 2011 6:25p.m.
The biggest tobacco supplier in New Zealand is vowing to fight the government if they introduce controversial plain cigarette packages.
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16/11/2011 4:00:32 p.m.
Cor moaning legal drug pushers. You don't see tinny houses complaining they can only use plain silver foil packets.
14/11/2011 11:30:38 a.m.
Different jan here. Hey tobacco companies give away free t-shirts with your brand on it. Do it now before the government bans your branding on packets. Eg I have a tui t shirt from when i worked for the company 5 years ago. every time i wear it I am advertising the beer. It will be very hard hopefully for the government to ban the t shirts, as there will be many people who would want to wear them. The teenage market over 18's would be ideal. I am anti smoking, have never smoked, my parents died from smoking related diseases, a huge amount of my family smoked, some still do, a niece took up the habit even knowing what killed her nana. The government is making money off cigerettes, even though they claim smoking costs the country with medical problems. If it is that bad, then outlaw it. They did it with cell phone use, different I know but see it can be done. I have said this before, pass legislation that anyone who is born from the year 2000 and has taken up smoking will not get medical help, they will have to take up insurance to cover themselves This is a nanny state the way the government is doing things, what ever party is in. Until smoking is banned The companies and the purchasers of the product should have a choice, of what to put on the packet and not to see the images we now have on the packets. So again British and American Tobacco and Phillip Morris try a t shirt promotion.
13/11/2011 9:58:29 p.m.
They might as well ban tobbaco from New Zealand and grow your own..
12/11/2011 11:45:01 p.m.
This is one advantage of Parliamentary supremacy; if the legislation is explicit then there is absolutely no way it can be judicially reviewed in New Zealand.
12/11/2011 8:57:11 p.m.
Bring it on. The tobacco companies will lose, but they will not go down without a hell of a fight. Let's hope the govt has the spine.
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