Tagged: tobacco

Plain packaging - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Sep 05, 2012

The policy of ‘plain packaging’ for tobacco products is an issue here and many other places around the world. The idea is being discussed in the U.K. right now. The Adam Smith Institute has argued against plain packaging. It has published a report ... Read More

Plain packaging of cigarettes: Economics and unintended consequences - Guest Work

Guest Author Aug 20, 2012

by Allan Main With Australia being first-mover to legislate for plain packaging of tobacco products, and given the closeness of our countries, the noise level is rising on what New Zealand’s policy should be. Generally that debate is providing a great deal of heat and very little light. Commentators with backgrounds in public health, sociology, intellectual property law/international … Read More

Why New Zealand smokers suck the most (infographic) - Visibly Shaken

Peter Griffin Jun 21, 2010

The New Zealand Herald today carried news of interesting research by the tobacco industry which suggests New Zealand smokers have a penchant for cigarettes higher in nicotine than smokers across the Tasman. The Herald adds: The results come from a tobacco industry study… also found New Zealand smokers are exposed to the greatest average amount of tar out … Read More