Tobacco Control Strategy

08 May 2006 questionsarchive

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.