I suppose this could be considered a political decision. This is the best place I could find to post such an article anyways. Here is the article: CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's highest court upheld the world's toughest law on cigarette promotion on Wednesday despite protests from tobacco companies that argued the value of their trademarks will be destroyed under new rules that will strip all logos from cigarette packs. The decision by the High Court means that, starting in December, tobacco companies will no longer be able to display their distinctive colors, brand designs and logos on cigarette packs. The packs will instead come in a uniformly drab shade of olive and feature graphic health warnings and images of cancer-riddled mouths, blinded eyeballs and sickly children. The government hopes the new packs will make smoking as unglamorous as possible. "This is a victory for all those families who have lost someone to a tobacco-related illness. For anyone who has ever lost someone, this is for you," Attorney General Nicola Roxon and Health Minister Tanya Plibersek said in a joint statement. "No longer when a smoker pulls out a packet of cigarettes will that packet be a mobile billboard." You can read the full article here V Source: Australian court OKs logo ban on cigarette packs - World news - Asia-Pacific - NBCNews.com ======================= So guys, what do you think about this decision? I live in the U.S. so it doesn't really affect me but the same thing could happen here in the future. We all know cigarettes are unhealthy, but is it really fair to ruin the business of these tobacco companies by plastering their cancer stick packs with warnings? You decide. Let the debate begin.