Interview on EURACTIV
Five Years Later
IEA YouTube Clip
EU Forest Presentation
New York GTNF
Brand Protection Network New York
Nanny State Conference Presentation
Brussels PPT Presentation
Russian PPT Presentation
Brazilian PPT Presentation
Canadian PPT presentation
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. 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. 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.
Davidson, S. 2018a. Plain packaging is a failed experiment. The Daily Telegraph.
Davidson, S. 2018b. Australia proves that EU tobacco plain packaging will fail. EURACTIV.com
Davidson, S. 2018c. Submission to the Canadian Parliament Consultation on Bill S – 5. Unabridged version.
Davidson, S. 2018d. Submission to the Canadian Parliament Consultation on Bill S – 5. Abridged version.
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.
I will be updating this page from time to time with new information.