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[UK] ARCHIVE: Health groups dismayed by news 'big tobacco' funded rightwing thinktanks

The Adam Smith Institute and the Institute of Economic Affairs received money from cigarette firms...They have also criticised anti-tobacco measures such as the ban on smoking in pubs, arguing that they represent an attack on civil liberties.
The Guardian (uk)
added Feb 27, 2015 09:57

[UK] IEA: History of Close Ties with the Tobacco Industry

Documents from the tobacco industry archives show that the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) was funded by British American Tobacco from 1963.[1] [2] In the 1970s, the IEA was being paid £2,500 by BAT, which increased to £5,000 in 1980. The money was r (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Feb 27, 2015 09:54
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[UK] Institute of Economic Affairs

(IEA) is a leading right wing UK think tank, set up in 1955, which has a history of close collaboration with the tobacco industry, detailed on the pages below: (University of Bath Department for Health) (uk)
added Feb 27, 2015 09:52

[UK] British American Tobacco to Sue U.K. Government If Plain Packaging Law Approved

"If regulation comes through, we will be forced into the position of a legal challenge," said Jerome Abelman, BAT's director of corporate and regulatory affairs, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "Once the regulations become law, we expect th
added Feb 26, 2015 14:39

British American Tobacco says would fight UK 'plain packaging' law

"If the regulations, as published this week, are passed, we anticipate taking legal action," said Jerome Abelman, BAT's director of corporate and regulatory affairs. The UK parliament is expected to vote on regulations to ban branding on cigarette packs
added Feb 26, 2015 14:37

[Africa, South Africa] BAT calls for no increase on cigarette taxes

says the illegal cigarette trade has cost government R20 billion in unpaid taxes. "We'd like to urge the National Treasury to keep excise duties on cigarettes at the current level. And propose that rather it looks at widening the tax space and focuses on
Eyewitness News (za)
added Feb 26, 2015 08:16

[Africa, Mid-east, Uae: Dubai] How tobacco tax spikes could trigger smuggling

speakers of the fifth Middle East and North Africa conference on ‘Combating Illicit Trade and Tax Engagement’ said yesterday. The annual conference, held at the JW Marriott Marquis, was hosted by British American Tobacco (BAT).
Gulf News (ae)
added Feb 26, 2015 08:13

Henry Waxman: The Big Law Adviser Who Wasn’t

“There are many special interest groups that I often found myself opposed to in my congressional career.” Few large general-service firms with public policy shops fit this ideal. The firms serve companies across many industries and can be sensitive about
National Law Journal
added Feb 25, 2015 13:15

[Asia, Pakistan] Increase in size of GHW: leading cigarette firm warns of shortfall in revenue collection

Managing Director for Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited, said that such ad hoc initiatives will negatively impact the projected future government revenue growth and contribution.
(Karachi, Pakistan) Business Recorder (pk)
added Feb 25, 2015 10:09

[Europe] New tobacco directive 'the most lobbied dossier' in EU history

The tobacco industry accessed the highest levels of EU political and legal power to water down new tobacco products regulations, our research has revealed.
added Feb 25, 2015 10:08
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