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"In our opinion, [after taxation] the other two regulatory environment changes that concern the industry the most are homogenous packaging and below-the-counter sales. Both would significantly restrict the industry's ability to promote their products." Morgan Stanley Research (2007)
Simon Chapman AO PhD, FASSA, (Hon) FFPH (UK) is Professor in Public Health at the University of Sydney. He is a sociologist, author of 17 books and major government reports and 466 publications in peer-reviewed journals. His H index is 44 and his work has been cited over 7400 times. His full CV is here
Simon's main research interests are in tobacco control, media discourses on health and illness, and risk communication. He teaches annual courses in Public Health Advocacy and Tobacco Control in the University of Sydney's Master of Public Health program.
Books authored by Simon include:Let sleeping dogs lie? What men should know before getting testing for prostate cancer (Sydney:Sydney University Press 2010); Public Health Advocacy annd Tobacco Control: Making Smoking History (Oxford:Blackwell, 2007); Over our dead bodies: Gun law reform after Port Arthur (Sydney : Pluto, 1998); The Last Right? Australians take sides on the right to die (Sydney : Mandarin, 1995); The Fight for Public Health: Principles and Practice of Media Advocacy (BMJ Books, 1994 with Deborah Lupton); Tobacco in the Third World: a resource Atlas (Penang:International Organization of Consumers Unions, 1990); Great Expectorations: Advertising and the tobacco industry (London : Comedia, 1986); and The Lung Goodbye: tactics for counteracting the tobacco industry in the 1980s (International Organization of Consumers Unions, 1983).
From 1984-2002, Simon was a member of the World Health Organization's Expert Advisory Panel on Tobacco and Health. In 1997 he won the World Health Organization's World No Tobacco Day Medal, and in 2003, his international peers voted him to receive the Luther Terry medal for outstanding individual leadership in tobacco control. Simon was a member of the Governing Council of the Australian Consumers' Association 1982-2002, and is now a life member. He was deputy editor of the British Medical Journal's specialist journal, Tobacco Control from 1992-1997 and editor from 1998-2008. He is now its Emiritus editor. In 2008 he won the NSW Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Research.
In 2013 he was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia (OA).
His Twitter address in simonchapman6 (2836 followers)
In 2008 He was also awarded the Public Health Association of Australia and New Zealand's Sidney Sax Medal ( read citation here) and was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences. He was a finalist in the 2009 Australian of the Year award.
Since 1991, he has run dozens of training workshops in Australia, the United States and Great Britain in media advocacy for public health. He was a key member of the Coalition for Gun Control (1994-1996), which won the 1996 Australian community Human Rights award.