Effects of this act:
The ban has caused a lot of trouble in Australia. Post plain packaging of tobacco products, illegal sales of cigarettes have increased by 21%. And why is the government such a hypocrite? Everybody knows the state earns huge revenues from taxes on these commodities; they can’t simply ban it. That’s why it is so important to raise your voice for #NoPlainPackaging.
And now UK & Canadian government wants to do the same.
It’s funny how the UK and the Canadian government also think that #PlainPackaging tobacco items will encourage a healthy lifestyle. They also plan to raise taxes on these items to promote healthy eating for citizens, without finding out the reality of plain packaging effectiveness.
If not anything, then at least the Canadian government can learn from the big failure that Australia has faced while imposing the ban on branding tobacco and how futile plain packaging is. No government can just impose a law on their citizen against their will.
You never know, tomorrow they might ask you to ban healthy food. This law is a threat to #MyFreedomOfChoice and #RightToChoice. We need to fight it.