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Seminar | Tobacco, trade and global health: The challenge of policy coherence

We invite you to this seminar on tobacco, trade and global health by Professor Jeff Collin from the University of Edinburgh.

The implications of trade and investment liberalisation for tobacco control have long been contested, and are more prominent than ever.

Trade disputes challenging health legislation in Uruguay and Australia, the inclusion of a tobacco exception within the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and multiple commitments to further trade liberalisation in the Sustainable Development Goals illustrate the uneasy relationship between tobacco control objectives and other social and economic policy goals.

This presentation demonstrates the importance of going beyond legal analyses of trade agreements, highlighting the broader significance of the political economy of tobacco and trade. The presentation concludes by arguing that tobacco control strategies need to be situated within wider global health debates.

Jeff Collin is Professor of Global Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh. A political scientist, his research focuses on globalisation, health governance and corporate strategies to influence public health policy. He has been a member of WHO expert groups on tobacco industry influence on policy, is a member of the Tobacco Advisory Group of Cancer Research UK, a co-investigator in the UK Centre on Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, and an expert advisor for the Institute of Alcohol Studies.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Jeff’s insights into tobacco, trade and global health.

When: Wednesday 9 March 2016, 12.30pm (12.15pm coffee/registration)
Where: University of Otago, Wellington | 23a Mein Street, Newtown | Level D

RSVP: Please email fran.wright@otago.ac.nz.

This seminar is also available by web-conference for those outside of Wellington. Please email Fran for log-in details.

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