Curtin Professor Mike Daube recognised by WHO work in getting plain packaging for cigarettes

Professor Mike Daube AO
Professor Mike Daube AO

THE World Health Organisation recognised Curtin University professor of public health Mike Daube for his extensive work against cigarettes and smoking during World No Tobacco yesterday.

The WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition certificate recognised the work Professor Daube had put into establishing plain packaging on cigarettes in Australia.

Professor Daube was involved in the landmark 2012 decision, when Australia became the first country to implement laws requiring plain packaging of tobacco products.

Since then, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland have passed similar laws and other countries have initiated legislative processes.