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March 2015

Volume 24

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Tobacco Control is an international peer review journal covering the nature and consequences of tobacco use worldwide; tobacco's effects on population health, the economy, the environment, and society; efforts to prevent and control the global tobacco epidemic through population level education and policy changes; the ethical dimensions of tobacco control policies; and the activities of the tobacco industry and its allies.

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The UK has just agreed to introduce standardised packaging. In Australia, plain packaging with large graphic health warnings was introduced in 2012, with notable benefits and no apparent unintended consequences. A supplement on this important topic has just been published.

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In December 2012 Australia became the first jurisdiction to mandate plain packaging for tobacco products. This supplement provides an initial evaluation of the policy, exploring the impacts of plain packaging on young people, adult smokers, pricing and illicit tobacco use.

Implementation and evaluation of the Australian tobacco plain packaging policy >>

In some countries, waterpipes are now more popular than cigarettes and usage is growing. This Open Access supplement focusses on the global spread and health effects of waterpipe tobacco smoking. 

The waterpipe: an emerging global epidemic in need of action >>

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