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Editorial on pictorial warnings on cigarette packets

Governments propose, Oppositions oppose.  That’s a four-word capture of parliamentary tradition.  Considering prevalent numbers the outcome is predictable.  One cannot fault the opposition for opposing when legislation tabled for vote is of a self-serving nature.  And yet, the recent unanimous decision to make it compulsory to carry pictorial warnings on cigarette packets does indicate that there are key areas where bipartisanship can yield tangible results.

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