Saturday, September 17, 2016

suite & plain packaging

Quotations:

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Ilona Renner: [nanny-statism, suite;]The public health England report on sugar has established the scientific basis for a tax on sugary drinks, particularly when done in combination with restrictions on in-store promotions and on marketing of unhealthy food and drink. So are we still going to hear the usual corporate-sponsored discourse about personal responsibility, personal freedom of choice and the nanny-statism,in Australia, or will we step up the complex challenge of obesity and put our energy instead into drafting a suite of effective evidence-based public health policies as we did with tobacco. 

Lisa Singh: [plain packaging; crusade] That's where it starts. Let's do the research and then decide whether it should be a tax on sugar. And of course the Labor party is not scared of making those public health policy moves as we did with plain packaging of cigarettes in this country, a leader in the world on that. I think Jamie Oliver has been a real crusade in the UK on this. 

Definitions:

suite:

1. a set of rooms, especially in a hotel;

2. a set of matching pieces of furniture;

a suite of: a set of;


plain packaging:

Plain tobacco packaging, also known as generic, standardised or homogeneous packaging, refers to packaging that requires the removal of all branding (colours, imagery, corporate logos and trademarks), permitting manufacturers to print only the brand name in a mandated size, font and place on the pack, in addition to the health warnings and any other legally mandated information such as toxic constituents and tax-paid stamps. The appearance of all tobacco packs is standardised, including the colour of the pack. Australia was the first country to mandate plain tobacco packaging, as a result of laws that came into force in 2012.

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