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[Europe, Ireland] Tobacco companies ‘operating in shadows’

are working through the courts and lobbying the European Commission to roll back rules on smoking that have taken years to bring into force, Children and Youth Affairs Minister James Reilly has warned. He has written to the senior vice-president of the
Irish Examiner (ie)
added Feb 15, 2016 20:03

SIEGEL: Violation of Conflict of Interest Principles and Seemingly Dishonest Disclosures Confirmed: Authors Should Have Revealed Past History of Funding from Big Pharma

The disclosure states that the authors have received no funding, directly or indirectly, from pharmaceutical companies. But several of the authors have received funding from pharmaceutical companies. So this appears not only to be a failed disclosure, but
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:50

DC Circ. Says FDA Menthol Study Didn't Harm RJ Reynolds ($$)

reinstated a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel and its study proposing a menthol cigarette ban, finding R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. hadn't shown actual or imminent harm from the report or the panel's inclusion of experts who have testified against tob
added Jan 16, 2016 13:34

[Asia, India] Tobacco Curing Causing Forest Degradation in Karnataka

estimated seven lakh tons of fuelwood required for curing tobacco every year in Karnataka, more than 300 hectares of forest land are lost annually...tobacco cultivation is not only a big threat to environment but also likely to become a threat to food sec
New Indian Express (in)
added Jan 13, 2016 07:35

[Europe, Ireland] EU body urged to be more open on tobacco contacts

“The Irish Cancer Society strongly urges you to extend the proactive transparency policy in place in DG Health and ensure the online publication of all meetings commission staff have with the tobacco industry,” the letter states. “There is an irreconcila
Irish Times (ie)
added Jan 13, 2016 05:56

McKEE: European watchdog is failing to hold tobacco industry to account over smuggling

Philip Morris is challenging the Tobacco Products Directive in the European Court of Justice. Can OLAF justify continuing its cooperation with a company whose action, if successful, would prevent implementation of the EU’s most important piece of tobacco
British Medical Journal
added Dec 31, 2015 15:49

[Canada] Partner believed winning Alberta tobacco-litigation team would have political advantage, email suggests

Six months before Alberta launched its "independent" process to select outside legal counsel for a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against the tobacco industry, a partner in the legal consortium eventually chosen believed it was in the "forefront" for the pot
CBC News (ca)
added Dec 10, 2015 16:25

[Uganda, UK] BAT faces more bribery claims in Africa

British American Tobacco bribed a local official to misreport the impact from a fire at one of its warehouses in Uganda, a former company employee has alleged.
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 7, 2015 20:56

[Africa, UK] British American Tobacco accused of bribing government officials

Cancer Research UK called for an urgent inquiry into whether criminal offences have been committed under the Bribery Act 2010. Harpal Kumar, the charity’s chief executive, said: “We are appalled by the allegations presented in this programme. For any com
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 1, 2015 02:18

[Africa, Burundi, Kenya, UK] The secret bribes of big tobacco

Panorama found British American Tobacco illegally paid politicians and civil servants in countries in East Africa... BAT made illegal payments to two members and one former member of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Co
BBC Online
added Nov 30, 2015 17:03
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