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Switch to large pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 10 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2084

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  1. George Thomson, associate professor (research)1,
  2. Nick Wilson, associate professor1,
  3. Ninya Maubach, research fellow1
  1. 1Department of Public Health, Te Tari Hauora Tumatanui, University of Otago, Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
  1. george.thomson{at}

The New Zealand government’s announcement that it will bring in legislation for plain cigarette packs is a welcome public health development.1 2 However, the fine print says that the government will wait to see what happens with Australia’s legal cases, so enactment of this …

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