Category Archives: Tobacco


#CATmageddon: a bold and new approach in anti-smoking campaigns

Social media had an unexpected guest Monday night during the 2016 Grammy Awards. While many people were tweeting the latest red carpet looks, Taylor Swift’s multiple wins or Adele’s disastrous performance, an anti-tobacco campaign managed to take over social media. This may sound odd, considering anti-smoking ads are rarely considered trending topics or hip. However, […]

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Preliminary Opinion Validates the Legality of Large Pictorial Warnings and Plain Packaging Measures in the European Union

This post was written by Céline Brassart Olsen. Any questions or comments can be directed to celine.brassart.olsen@jur.ku.dk. On December 23, 2015, Advocate General Kokott of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) gave a preliminary opinion in which she validated the legality of the European Union’s (EU) Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40 (the Directive). In particular, the […]

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Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership a win for tobacco control? A first look at the tobacco carve-out

Finally, after years of negotiation, speculation, anticipation and/or trepidation, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been released. Undoubtedly, lawyers around the world will be pouring over the details over the next weeks and months, as will the US congress in order to decide whether to approve or reject the agreement in its […]

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Criminal Convictions for Selling Contaminated Peanut Butter – How About for Marketing Cigarettes, Too?

This post was written by O’Neill Institute Executive Director, Oscar Cabrera and O’Neill Institute Faculty Director, Lawrence O. Gostin. Any questions about this post can be directed to cabrera@law.georgetown.edu or gostin@law.georgetown.edu. A prior O’Neill Institute blog by Aliza Glasner reported on the criminal convictions and sentencing of food company executives in the United States for […]

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Trade liberalization for tobacco products doesn’t make sense: why the O’Neill is petitioning against U.S. tobacco product import subsidies

I have previously written about the absurdity of treating tobacco like any other good in the market, specifically the inconsistencies between antitrust law and public health regulation. It’s concerning – and frightening – when economists and free trade advocates forget that, unlike any other commercial good, tobacco products harm and frequently kill those that use […]

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