Australian High Court backs new tobacco laws
15 August 2012 Last updated at 01:40 BST
Australia's high court has ruled in favour of a law that bans brand logos on cigarette packets.
The case become a major battleground for the big tobacco companies in their fight against restrictions on the sale of their products.
As a consequence of the ruling, all branding will have to be removed from packaging by December.
Cigarettes and tobacco will be sold in plain olive-coloured packages carrying graphic health warnings.
The BBC's Duncan Kennedy reports.