Monthly Archives: May 2012

The University of Sydney and the history of plain packaging for cigarette packets

Professor Simon Chapman has published on the University of Sydney’s website the timeline leading up to the Australian plain packs ban. As there is no real link I have cut and pasted it into my blog. It is always nice … Continue reading

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The Australian public is sceptical on plain packaging

This poll published by the Institute of Public Affairs is Australia’s premier free market think tank. Founded in 1943 it is “..dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of economic and political freedom.” Their poll published in October 2011 asked … Continue reading

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Professor Simon Chapman fails to keep up with developments

The University of Sydney, Professor Simon Chapman’s seat have, and I have to fair an unmoderated blog when you can debate plain packaging. Catching up with events I noticed this exchange. Nat CB Simon, do you think similar initiatives should … Continue reading

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Plain packaged drugs in the UK what is the prevalence?

The National Health Service (NHS) produce statistics for tobacco, alcohol and drug consumption for 11-15 years olds called “Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England in 2010.” The statistics are revealing. It appears that more 11-15s take … Continue reading

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