Plain packaging laws are stupid and illiberal

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November 14, 2011
Adam Smith Institute
by Sam Bowman  
Posted in Commentary

"The indoor smoking ban, which besides being fundamentally illiberal is also putting half the British pub industry out of business, is now lauded by human weather-vane David Cameron, who used to oppose it. And now Australia has become the first country to introduce a 'plain-packaging' law. Basically, it means that cigarettes will now have to be sold in plain white boxes with big health warnings on them and no logos. The plans are monumentally stupid. And, unsurprisingly, anti-smoking groups want to bring them here." (11/14/11)

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