December 12, 2012

HLI to hold CLE on tobacco control

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Hamline Law is pleased to host a CLE entitled, “Tobacco Control: Comparing U.S. & Australian Labeling Regulations,” on Jan. 30. Tobacco regulation is rapidly evolving. Ongoing tobacco control litigation in both the U.S. and Australia illustrates current legal challenges to global tobacco regulations.

The presentation features Cathy Caitlin, executive director of the Australian Council on Smoking & Health, and Doug Blanke, executive director of the Public Health Law Center and is sponsored by the Health Law Institute.

In Australia, brand logos, colors, and imagery will be banned from all cigarette packages sold within the country; instead, all packages will be a standard drab color with a standard typeface; health warnings with graphic images of mouth ulcers, cancerous lungs and gangrenous limbs will dominate the front and back of all packs. Tobacco litigation has also been ongoing in the U.S. surrounding a new federal requirement that would force tobacco companies to put large graphic images on cigarette packages sold within the U.S., a requirement already in place in more than fifty countries.

Open to the public, the hour-long presentation begins at 11 a.m. in Room 111 of the Anderson Center on Hamline University’s Saint Paul campus. A lunch reception will follow from noon to 1 p.m.

The presentation will be available via a live webcast and has been approved for one standard CLE credit (event code 174556). For those seeking CLE credit, the cost is $35. The event is free for Hamline Law alumni and guests not earning CLE credit. The registration form is available online.

Please contact Health Law Institute Program Manager Kari Winter at kwinter03@hamline.edu for more information.

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