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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)
2008 May-September, New Labour's Consultation on the Future of Tobacco Control tabled standardised packaging for the first time in the UK(1). Between 2008 and 2010, transnational tobacco companies commissioned 14 research reports on standardised packaging which were later used in the policy conflict. 2011 March, Conservative-Liberal Coalition Government(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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