Michelle Lensink

Tobacco Control Strategy

A supplementary question put forward to the Hon. G.E. GAGO in relation to a tobacco control strategy.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: I have a supplementary question. Has the government considered banning cigarette packet holders which cover up the rather gory pictures on the packets?

The Hon. G.E. GAGO: They are called packet jackets, and some people have put out stickers. It never ceases to amaze me how ingenious people can be in trying to avoid the truth. I am aware that these products exist. The state and federal government agencies are looking into possible approaches to take in relation to restricting or banning these products. I think the best approach is a nationally consistent approach, if we are able to do that.

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