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Objects of this Act

             (1)  The objects of this Act are:

                     (a)  to improve public health by:

                              (i)  discouraging people from taking up smoking, or using tobacco products; and

                             (ii)  encouraging people to give up smoking, and to stop using tobacco products; and

                            (iii)  discouraging people who have given up smoking, or who have stopped using tobacco products, from relapsing; and

                            (iv)  reducing people's exposure to smoke from tobacco products; and

                     (b)  to give effect to certain obligations that Australia has as a party to the Convention on Tobacco Control.

             (2)  It is the intention of the Parliament to contribute to achieving the objects in subsection (1) by regulating the retail packaging and appearance of tobacco products in order to:

                     (a)  reduce the appeal of tobacco products to consumers; and

                     (b)  increase the effectiveness of health warnings on the retail packaging of tobacco products; and

                     (c)  reduce the ability of the retail packaging of tobacco products to mislead consumers about the harmful effects of smoking or using tobacco products.

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