Australia has taken one of the boldest and most promising steps to curb tobacco use by introducing plain packaging for cigarettes.

The move has scared the wits out of the deadly tobacco industry. Legal challenges have been mounted all over, posing a threat to a law that Australia hopes to put fully into effect by year’s end.

Rather than join Australia in support, Ukraine has joined a few other nations in challenging the law as a violation of World Trade Organization free-trade rules.

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