Category Archives: Plain Packaging

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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More dodginess on plain packaging

Last week Ashton de Silva and I published a working paper on SSRN critiquing the Tobacco Control papers on plain packaging. On Friday the Victorian Cancer Council responded. Ashton and I will closely examining their press release – but in … Continue reading

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Cross post: Tim Andrews – In a country, far, far away, tobacco is just the beginning

Private property is at the heart of the successful modern economy. The protection of property rights has enabled us to flourish and created unprecedented prosperity, while secure property rights have been identified as the key difference between successful and failing … Continue reading

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Tobacco Control replication crisis

Last year the Victorian government modified the state Freedom of Information laws to exempt the Victorian Cancer Council. This was in response to a perfectly legitimate request for underlying survey data that researchers at the Victorian Cancer Council had collected … Continue reading

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Bill Leak takes on the nanny state

On sale here. (HT: Blair)

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Plain Packaging Resources

Interview on EURACTIV Five Years Later IEA YouTube Clip IEA Presentation The Failure of Plain Packaging EU Forest Presentation EU-Forest-Presentation New York GTNF New York Tobacco Leaf Brand Protection Network New York Five Years after Plain Packaging Nanny State Conference Presentation … Continue reading

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Tobacco commoditisation encourages criminality

From the Joint Committee on Law Enforcement Inquiry into Illicit Tobacco Hansard Mr MacDonald: … We are living in a world where cigarette smokers have moved from being very brand loyal to now very price sensitive. Someone could have smoked … Continue reading

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Australia’s Plain Packaging Experiment

I am currently in the process of writing up a paper on Australian tobacco control policy – in particular the 2012 plain packaging/graphic health warning policy. In the excerpt below I summarise several of the arguments and many of the … Continue reading

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