Tobacco plain packaging

Mike M Daube and Simon Chapman
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11281
Published online: 3 September 2012

To the Editor: The recent High Court decision that dismissed the tobacco industry’s case against tobacco plain packaging has rightly been hailed as a landmark victory for the federal government and public health against a lethal industry.1 The Attorney-General (and former Health Minister), Nicola Roxon, deserves the highest praise for her leadership and determination to reduce Australia’s tobacco-related death toll, as do the politicians of all parties who backed the legislation, and the public servants who did so much work behind the scenes.

  • Mike M Daube1
  • Simon Chapman2

  • 1 Curtin University of Technology, Perth, WA.
  • 2 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.


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