Plain Packaging Resources

Five Years Later

IEA YouTube Clip

IEA Presentation

The Failure of Plain Packaging

EU Forest Presentation


New York GTNF

New York Tobacco Leaf

Brand Protection Network New York

Five Years after Plain Packaging

Nanny State Conference Presentation

The Nanny State and the Failure of Plain Packaging

Brussels PPT Presentation

The Australian Plain Packaging Experiment

Russian PPT Presentation

The Australian Plain Packaging Experience

Brazilian PPT Presentation

The Assault on Intellectual Property: The Australian Plain Packaging Experience

Canadian Television

The Exchange

Canadian Radio


Canadian PPT presentation

The Australian Plain Packaging Experience

French version: The Australian Plain Packaging Experience – FR


Davidson, S. and A. de Silva. 2014. The Plain Truth about Plain Packaging: An Econometric Analysis of the Australian 2011 Tobacco Plain Packaging Act. Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform. 21(1): 27 – 43.

Davidson, S. 2014. Blowing Smoke on Plain Packaging. Quadrant Online.

Davidson, S. 2015. Anti-market bias and its threat to property. SEANET Perspective No. 4.

Davidson, S. 2016a. Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Inquiry into Illicit Tobacco.

Davidson, S. 2016b. Submission to Public Consultation on Potential Measures to Enhance Singapore’s Tobacco Control Policies.

Davidson, S. 2016c. Submission to the Slovenian Restriction of the Use of Tobacco (Products) and Related Products Act Inquiry.

Davidson, S. 2016d. Submission to the Canadian Consultation on “Plain and Standardized Packaging” for Tobacco Products.

Davidson, S. 2016e. Submission to New Zealand Government Consultation on Policy Options for the Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes.

Davidson, S. and A. de Silva. 2016. Stubbing Out the Evidence of Tobacco Plain Packaging Efficacy: An Analysis of the Australian National Tobacco Plain Packaging Survey. SSRN Working Paper.

Davidson, S. 2017a. Submission to the Taiwanese Consultation on Standardized Packaging for Tobacco Products and the Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes.

Davidson, S. 2017b. Submission to the Inquiry into the Use and Marketing of Electronic Cigarettes and Personal Vaporisers in Australia.

Davidson, S. and A. de Silva. 2017. What the Government Demanded As Proof for Plain Packaging Efficacy: An Analysis the Public Health Lobby Did Not Perform. SSRN Working Paper.

A nice summary

The 3.4% Myth

We began our coverage of the 3.4% myth here. Then Senator David Leyonhjelm picked up the story and we reported. The Health Department tried to quietly amend their false information, but we caught them out. Things got exciting when Treasury actually released the underlying data. Senator Leyonhjelm has been quite persistent in his questioning but Health and Treasury fudge the answers. The cover up is getting embarrassing. Mind you, the Health department intends to simply brazen it out.

Why do Tobacco firms care?

I’m often asked if plain packaging has the potential to increase smoking rates why the tobacco firms should care – well I answer that question here.

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