What Australia’s win against Big Tobacco means for global health

by John R. Seffrin, Chief Executive Officer of The American Cancer Society
(from Health-e, 23. 8. 2012)

Read online at: http://www.health-e.org.za/news/article.php?uid=20033726

The ruling this week by Australia’s high court to uphold its government’s right to introduce “plain packaging” for tobacco products is a landmark event for global health. With the world’s eyes watching this decision, the court struck down a challenge from the biggest cigarette manufacturers around the globe.

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