Location

Seminars are in Room 366 Library unless otherwise noted.

Recent Developments in Tobacco Control in Australia

Presenter: 
Mike Daube
Professor of Health Policy at Curtin University, and Director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute and the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth
Date: 
Sep 15 2011 - 11:30am

Mike Daube will outline recent developments in tobacco control in Australia, with a special focus on plain packaging – the case, the research, the moves to action, the lobbying, the legislation and the industry campaigns to oppose its introduction. The introduction of plain packaging in Australia has been opposed more ferociously by the tobacco industry than any other measures since the ban on tobacco advertising and promotion 20 years ago. With the assistance of leaked documents, this presentation will outline the industry’s arguments and tactics, including use of front organizations.

Professor Mike Daube is President of the Australian Council on Smoking and Health, and chaired the Australian Government’s Expert Advisory Committee on Tobacco that recommended plain packaging.

He is Professor of Health Policy at Curtin University, and Director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute and the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth, and was formerly Director General of Health for Western Australia and Chair of the National Public Health Partnership. He has been prominent in tobacco control advocacy and programs in Australia, the UK and internationally since 1973.

Attendance Requirement: 
Recommended for All Fellows