Why plain packaging teeth can't bite yet

The government has found a clever solution to its controversial plain tobacco packaging proposal – if it does manage to implement a policy that won’t bite until the outcome of large legal challenges are known.

Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia, who pushed to wipe out colourful branding of cigarette packets, would have been pleased to see this afternoon that policy work around plain packaging plans will begin immediately.

 

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