The Australian's dissembling campaign on tobacco plain packaging

Mike Daube and Simon Chapman
Med J Aust 2014; 201 (4): 191-192. || doi: 10.5694/mja14.01026

As plain packaging bites into smoking, The Australian newspaper relentlessly attacks the legislation

This year marks two 50th anniversaries — the first United States Surgeon General's report on smoking and health1 and the establishment of The Australian newspaper.

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  • Mike Daube1
  • Simon Chapman2

  • 1 Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University, Perth, WA.
  • 2 Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

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