Australia is the first country to ban branding on cigarette packets
10 November 2011 Last updated at 16:15 GMT
Australia has come a step closer to banning all branding on cigarettes.
The Senate has just passed a law requiring cigarettes be sold in plain packaging, together with images of people suffering from smoking-related illnesses.
The bill goes to the lower house next, but tobacco companies say they will continue to fight it, as it infringes their trademarks.
Duncan Kennedy reports from Sydney.