The NZ Government’s recently released Standardised Packaging Regulations contain some important advances over Australia’s legislation, but they also miss opportunities to recognise tobacco industry innovations. This blog discusses changes that establish a new benchmark and why these are important, but also examines how the regulations could have gone further and suggests measures that other countries might consider including as they develop their standardised packaging policies.
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Hoek, J., Gendall, P. (2017) New Standardised Packaging Regulations: Some good steps, but many missed opportunities. Public Health Expert 28 June 2017. https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert/2017/06/28/new-standardised-packaging-regulations-some-good-steps-but-many-missed-opportunities/