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Windows 7: @ Aussie Friends - Plain Cigarette packs !!

22 Jan 2015   #1
jimbo45

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@ Aussie Friends - Plain Cigarette packs !!

Hi there
some places in Europe are thinking of introducing plain cigarette packs (England possibly soon).

From what I've seen of the proposed packaging they look MORE modern and sexier than the old plain blue / white or Gold etc packs.

The dangers of smoking are so well known that I can't really believe that the colour of cigarette packs will have ANY influence on whether to start or quit smoking.

I get the impression that these are just a load of Politicians trying to divert matters away from really serious issues just before an election.

Has the packaging made any difference to the number of people smoking in 'Oz. Remember there was always a downward (thank goodness) trend in the number of people smoking anyway in developed countries.

I don't smoke but if I were or if I was even considering smoking I doubt whether this packet design would influence me one tiny bit.

Cheers
jimbo


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22 Jan 2015   #2
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
From what I've seen of the proposed packaging they look MORE modern and sexier than the old plain blue / white or Gold etc packs.

The dangers of smoking are so well known that I can't really believe that the colour of cigarette packs will have ANY influence on whether to start or quit smoking.

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Has the packaging made any difference to the number of people smoking in 'Oz. Remember there was always a downward (thank goodness) trend in the number of people smoking anyway in developed countries.

I don't smoke but if I were or if I was even considering smoking I doubt whether this packet design would influence me one tiny bit.
If the gov't really wanted to stem the tide, instead of changing the pack, they'd change the appearance of the cigarette. Imagine the changes in attitude if you made the ciggie look like a piece of shit hanging off your lip!
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22 Jan 2015   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Or do what the u.s. does and taxes it to death
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22 Jan 2015   #4
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Or do what the u.s. does and taxes it to death
I think we are way ahead of you guys on that, the last time I spotted the price of a pack of B&H that I used to smoke it was £8.80 - $13.30
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22 Jan 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Are Brit's considered Aussie's :/
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22 Jan 2015   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

From what we get told the plain packaging has reduced smoking, but whether that's true or not is debatable & of course there is a normal reduction in smoking rates as well.

Of course the price has a lot to do with it, currently here a 50 gram (2 oz) pack of roll your own tobacco cost au$48.50.
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25 Jan 2015   #7
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Are Brit's considered Aussie's :/
no, but the question initially is to the Aussies asking if plain cigarette packets have made a difference to sales (to my knowledge Aussies already have plain cig packets) or is it just another pointless way to spend the tax payers money for not a lot of gain.
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