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Tobacco plain packaging in Australia court case

The world's biggest tobacco firms are challenging the Australian government in court over a law on mandatory plain packaging for cigarettes.

The suit, led by British American Tobacco, is being watched around the world as a test case.

Australia last year passed legislation requiring all tobacco to be sold in plain packets with graphic health warnings from 1 December 2012. Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 18 Apr 2012