Australia’s tobacco companies are gearing up for a legal battle to ban their products.
The Government’s latest tobacco strategy outlines the next steps for the industry, which has a huge market share.
It says it will ban pit bull and bull terriers, as well as tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes, but the measures will not apply to non-tobaccos.
The Government also says it is not going to change any tobacco products from the current list of prohibited products, such as tobacco, chewing tobacco, cigars and hookahs.
Tobacco companies are concerned the ban could make them more difficult to market in Australia, especially in the lucrative New South Wales market.
The ban would be aimed at preventing the sale of tobacco to young people.
A spokesperson for the Australian Tobacco Industry Association said: “The Government needs to take a sensible and sensible approach, and we will continue to push for the banning of pit bull terrier and other dangerous dog breeds.”
Tobaccobes are highly trained dogs that can be controlled by humans, but some are dangerous.