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Evolution of Tobacco Labeling and Packaging: International Legal Considerations and Health Governance.
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PMID:  23409884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Numerous national governments have recently adopted packaging and labeling legislation to curb global tobacco uptake. This coincides with the World Health Organization's 2011 World No Tobacco Day, which recognized the extraordinary progress of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The tobacco industry has presented legal challenges to countries, including Australia, Uruguay, and the United States, for enacting legislation meeting or exceeding FCTC obligations. We argue that national governments attempting to meet the obligations set forth in public health treaties such as the FCTC should be afforded flexibilities and protection in developing tobacco control laws and regulations, because these measures are necessary to protect public health and should be explicitly recognized in international trade and legal agreements. (Am J Public Health. Published online ahead of print February 14, 2013: e1-e5. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2012.301029).
Authors:
Tim K Mackey; Bryan A Liang; Thomas E Novotny
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
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Created Date:  2013-2-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Tim K. Mackey is with the Institute of Health Law Studies, California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, and the Joint Doctoral Program on Global Health, University of California San Diego and San Diego State University. Bryan A. Liang is with the Institute of Health Law Studies, California Western School of Law, San Diego Center for Patient Safety, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, and the Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Thomas E. Novotny is with the Joint Doctoral Program on Global Health, University of California San Diego and San Diego State University.
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