The Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products — QUT Law Review — Open Access

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Poster: Get ready for plain packaging
World No Tobacco Day — 31 May 2016

The QUT Law Review has officially published the final version of Volume 17 (2) — Special Issue on the Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products. This issue looks at important legal and regulatory issues surrounding plain packaging reforms and the ways in which other jurisdictions have approached plain packaging reform and policy. In particular, it covers Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Ireland.

The special issue arose out of an interest in publishing a volume of papers that specifically considered some of the challenges surrounding the introduction and consideration, in some countries, of plain packaging legislation. The Australian government has been the front-runner in considering and implementing changes to tobacco packaging, with many countries now looking to follow suit.

This issue contains eight articles written by experts in the field, and includes an editorial by the Hon. Nicola Roxon.

See below for a list of the papers which are now available online at:

Special Issue on Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products

Plain Packaging Special Issue — Editorial by The Honourable Nicola Roxon

Tobacco Plain Packaging in Australia: JT International v Commonwealth and Beyond by Catherine Bond

Regulatory Chill: Learnings from New Zealand’s Plain Packaging Tobacco Law by Jane Kelsey

Property and Proportionality: Evaluating Ireland’s Tobacco Packaging Legislation by Eoin O’Dell

The Tobacco Industry’s Challenge to the United Kingdom’s Standardised Packaging Legislation — Global Lessons for Tobacco Control Policy? by Jonathan Griffiths

Making the Case for Canada to Join the Tobacco Plain Packaging Revolution by Becky Freeman

Investor-State Dispute Settlement and Tobacco Control: Implications for Non-Communicable Diseases Prevention and Consumption-Control Measures by Hope Johnson

The Global Tobacco Epidemic, the Plain Packaging of Tobacco Products, and the World Trade Organization by Matthew Rimmer

Tobacco-Free Investment: Harnessing the Power of the Finance Industry in Comprehensive Tobacco Control by Bronwyn King, Clare Payne, Emily Stone

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