Global Tobacco Control Updates

In Big Win for Global Health, Australia Defeats Philip Morris Challenge to Its Plain Cigarette Packaging Law
18 Dec 2015
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC – In a public health victory of global significance, Australia has won an international legal battle against Philip Morris to uphold its pioneering law requiring that cigarettes be sold in plain packaging. An arbitration tribunal…
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australia, plain packaging

Big Tobacco’s Latest Legal Threat Takes Aim at United Kingdom
10 Dec 2015
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Big tobacco is yet again fighting public health measures meant to reduce tobacco use, this time by suing the government of the United Kingdom (UK) for its law…
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australia, plain packaging, tobacco industry, united kingdom

Ireland, UK Join Australia in Requiring Plain Packaging for Tobacco Products
17 Mar 2015
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

Ireland and the United Kingdom have become the second and third countries, after Australia, to require that cigarettes and other tobacco products be sold in plain packaging, free of free of colorful logos and other branding that encourage tobacco…
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australia, ireland, plain packaging, united kingdom

India Takes Historic Step to Protect Health and Save Lives by Requiring Large, Graphic Tobacco Warnings
15 Oct 2014
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC — Today the Government of India has taken historic action that will protect the health of the Indian people and save countless lives by mandating new health warnings on tobacco packs based on the best evidence from around the…
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australia, graphic warning labels, india, plain packaging, uruguay

Australia Reports Dramatic Drop in Smoking Following Plain Cigarette Packaging and Other Tobacco Control Measures
16 Jul 2014
Press Release |

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

WASHINGTON, DC — Australian health officials today reported…
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australia, plain packaging, tobacco industry

New Zealand Plans to Require Plain Cigarette Packaging
19 Feb 2013
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

New Zealand plans to become the second country to require that cigarettes be sold in plain packaging, free of colorful logos and other branding. New Zealand’s government announced today that it will TAGS:

australia, new zealand, plain packaging

Australia Implements World’s First Law Requiring Plain Cigarette Packs
30 Nov 2012
Tobacco Unfiltered Blog |

The deadly truth about smoking is plainer than ever in Australia starting on December 1.

Australia becomes the world's first country to require that all cigarettes be sold in plain packaging, free of colorful logos and other branding.…
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australia, graphic warning labels, plain packaging

Australia’s Highest Court Upholds Landmark Law Requiring Plain Cigarette Packaging
14 Aug 2012
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC – Delivering a tremendous victory for health, Australia’s highest court has rejected a challenge by the tobacco industry and upheld the world’s first law requiring that all cigarettes and other tobacco products be…
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australia, plain packaging

Australia Provides Global Leadership in Fight against Tobacco By Requiring Plain Cigarette Packaging
10 Nov 2011
Press Release |

WASHINGTON, DC — The government of Australia has shown tremendous courage and leadership in the global fight against tobacco use by enacting the world's first law requiring that all cigarettes be sold in plain packaging, free of colorful…
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australia, graphic warning labels, plain packaging