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Australian experiment in plain packaging of tobacco has been a disaster: Countries must avoid its path

CONTACT: David Clement North American Affairs Manager Consumer Choice Center December 1, 2017 Australian experiment in plain packaging of tobacco has been a disaster: Countries must avoid its path On December 1, 2012, Australia implemented the first branding ban on tobacco products in the world, stripping packages of discernible brands while mandating shocking and graphic images of […]

L’expérience australienne sur le paquet de cigarettes neutre a été un échec : Et en France ?

  CONTACT : Yaël Ossowski Directeur-adjoint Consumer Choice Center 1. décembre 22017 L’expérience australienne sur le paquet de cigarettes neutre a été un échec Paris, FR – Le 1 décembre 2012, l’Australie a mis en oeuvre la première législation de paquet neutre au monde. Cette loi interdit à n’importe quel producteur de tabac d’afficher sa marque sur ses […]

La fausse bonne idée du paquet neutre

L’ECHO: Il y a cinq ans, le gouvernement australien mettait en place le paquet neutre obligatoire pour tous les produits du tabac. La France a été le premier pays en Europe à lui emboiter le pas. Avec quel effet ?

VIDEO: 5 Years of Failure: Australia’s Plain Packaging Policy

YOUTUBE: Dr. Sinclair Davidson of RMIT University: Australia’s branding ban on tobacco products has failed. What policies can we follow to cut down on smoking?

Plain Mary Jane? Cannabis industry debates packaging restrictions

METRO NEWS: A coalition of 17 licensed producers and two industry associations is pushing back after Health Canada hinted last week that it plans to limit the colours and graphics that can appear on marijuana packages, and add harsh warnings like those found on cigarette packages.

Beware the unintended consequences of plain packaging

HIBERNIA FORUM: Plain packaging is a political act of political virtue-signalling. It doesn’t reduce tobacco consumption and eases the work of a dangerous counterfeiting mafia. It belongs in the dustbin of creative Nanny State policy.

Easy on the taxes re marijuana, says consumer advocate

HAMILTON SPECTATOR: The marijuana boom is going to hit Canada in 2018, but our country’s regulators are going to stifle potential growth.

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