Jenny L. Hatchard

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BACKGROUND Standardised packaging (SP) of tobacco products is an innovative tobacco control measure opposed by transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) whose responses to the UK government's public consultation on SP argued that evidence was inadequate to support implementing the measure. The government's initial decision, announced 11 months after the(More)
INTRODUCTION Transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) submitted evidence to the 2012 UK Consultation on standardised packaging (SP) to argue the policy will have detrimental economic impacts and increase illicit tobacco trade. METHODS A content analysis of the four TTC submissions to the consultation assessed the relevance and quality of evidence TTCs cited(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the volume, relevance and quality of transnational tobacco corporations' (TTCs) evidence that standardised packaging of tobacco products 'won't work', following the UK government's decision to 'wait and see' until further evidence is available. DESIGN Content analysis. SETTING We analysed the evidence cited in submissions by the(More)
April-August, A four month UK-wide public consultation on standardised packaging was held by the Department of Health(4, 5). The consultation attracted 668,433 responses: 2,444 detailed responses of which 53% were supportive, 43% opposed; and 665,989 campaign responses (eg. postcards and standard letters or emails), of which 36% were supportive, 64%(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate opposition to standardised tobacco packaging in the UK. To increase understanding of how transnational corporations are adapting to changes in their access to policymakers precipitated by Article 5.3 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). DESIGN Case study web-based documentary analysis, using NVivo V.10.(More)
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