Category Archives: Plain Packaging

Will the federal government recover the funding?

We have been following the plain packaging saga quite closely here at the Cat. To remind ourselves, the former Gillard government introduced plain packaging for tobacco products in 2012 and had declared it to be a glorious success. It then … Continue reading

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Cross Post: Philip Thompson High Taxes And Plain Packaging Fund North Korean Nukes And Terrorists

In just first few weeks of 2017 police over the world have been busy seizing counterfeit cigarettes. In Ireland investigators, including Detector Dog Alfie, seized 60,000 illegal cigarettes with a street value of €32,500 ($34,000 USD), just beating out the … Continue reading

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Youth smoking increased after plain packaging

Tobacco Control has a paper by Sally Dunlop, Donna Perez, Anita Dessaix and David Currow that has some damning results and implications for the plain packaging policy. You get a very different impression reading just the abstract than you do … Continue reading

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How is that slippery slope going?

Here is Vera da Costa e Silva speaking at the recent New Dehli COP7 Framework Convention on Tobacco Control conference. We are also watched by sugar and alcohol products manufacturers, who see the tobacco control movement as a precursor to … Continue reading

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Guest post: Bill Leak – call to arms

As some of you may know, Bill has been hand making cigarette packet covers (‘Slip-Ons’) since the Nanny State introduced plain packaging. He has now had them professionally produced and this is a ‘Call to Arms’ to help market them. … Continue reading

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Pots, kettles and plain packaging surveys

The Labor party were having a bit of fun in estimates this week: Taxpayers contributed $640,000 to a book edited, written and published by Bjorn Lomborg and his Copenhagen Consensus Centre which was ridiculed in Senate Estimates on Thursday as … Continue reading

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An interview with the Globe and Mail

Yesterday morning I received this tweet: @SincDavidson Hi Sinclair, I have tried to reach you for a story I’m doing on plain packaging. Wondering if you can please respond? — Carly Weeks (@carlyweeks) October 18, 2016 Seemed very strange. I … Continue reading

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Tim Andrews on plain packaging

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Bojan Pretnar on plain packaging

Several weeks ago I was interviewed by a Slovenian newspaper on tobacco plain packaging policy. Soon afterwards I was contacted by Bojan Pretnar – a Slovenian IP specialist – who has taken an interest in plain packaging. He has very … Continue reading

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Know the facts

Cat have seen these arguments before, but it’s nice to have then all in one place.

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