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Not so sweet refrain: Sugar-sweetened beverages taxes, industry opposition and four key lessons learned from tobacco control legal challenges

Wednesday 29 March 2017
As a growing number of countries implement or announce plans to introduce an SSB tax, we draw four key lessons from legal challenges to tobacco control measures that will assist countries to design effective and robust SSB tax measures and counter food & beverage industry opposition.

A global convention on healthy diets? Some lessons from the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Thursday 22 May 2014
Consumers International and the World Obesity Federation have released a set of recommendations towards a Global Convention to protect and promote healthy diets. In an invited blog for Consumers International, Jonathan Liberman responds to the proposal, drawing lessons from the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Ad bans, labelling and taxes: exploring the intersection of law and public health in global efforts to prevent obesity

Wednesday 30 October 2013
What are the bases for developing and implementing laws for obesity prevention? Which levels of government are responsible? What is the role for public health evidence? And how can public health advocates respond to the efforts of opponents of legal approaches who simultaneously overplay gaps in evidence, the limits of legal authority, and technical barriers, with a view to delaying or stalling the use of law?

Recent Posts

Thinking outside the box: Challenges to addressing air pollution as a NCD risk factor

Tuesday 29 January 2019
In the third and final Perspective of our air pollution series we consider the obstacles to regulation of air pollution as a non-communicable disease risk factor.

Thinking outside the box: Policies and regulatory measures to address air pollution

Friday 25 January 2019
This is the second Perspective in our series on air pollution where we examine the legal and regulatory measures available to governments to address air pollution.

Thinking outside the box: Increased global recognition of air pollution as a NCD risk factor

Tuesday 22 January 2019
This first perspective in the air pollution series we look at the causes of air pollution; the connection between air pollution and NCDs; and the increasing recognition of the need to address air pollution within health and broader sustainable development agendas.

McCabe Centre alumni return for the inaugural Alumni Workshop

Thursday 20 December 2018
From 19 to 23 November, with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer held its inaugural Alumni Workshop in Melbourne, Australia.

Plain Packaging Workshop to explore WTO Decision

Wednesday 19 December 2018
In November, 27 government lawyers and policymakers from 24 countries joined the McCabe Centre in Melbourne for a one-week Plain Packaging Workshop on the World Trade Organization (WTO) Decision.