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[UK] Roger Scruton

The Guardian revealed that Scruton had been receiving £4,400 (US$6,300) a month from JTI Tobacco and that he had asked the company for a pay increase of £1,000/month to continue placing pro-smoking articles in prestigious magazines and international ne
SourceWatch (Center for Media & Democracy)
added Nov 15, 2018 11:09

[UK] Government faces calls to oust housing tsar who allegedly described homosexuality as 'not normal' and Islamophobia as a 'propaganda word'

Scruton was damaged by the revelation in 2002 that he was taking money from tobacco companies while criticising the World Health Organisation campaign against smoking. In 2016 he was knighted for ‘services to philosophy, teaching and public education’. B
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 15, 2018 11:05

[Australia, UK] ARCHIVE: FRASER: A philosopher's reputation up in smoke

Is Scruton repentant? It seems not. He is defending himself robustly (in The Guardian - God bless the British press), claiming that it is all a disgrace, he is being smeared and the real scandal is that the memorandum should have been stolen in the first
The Age (au)
added Nov 15, 2018 10:59
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ARCHIVE: THINK TANK; Advocating Tobacco, On the Payroll Of Tobacco

he published a 60-page pamphlet for the Institute for Economic Affairs, a British think tank, attacking the ''transnational authority'' of the World Health Organization in its effort to ban cigarette advertising worldwide.
New York Times
added Nov 15, 2018 10:55

[UK] ARCHIVE: Scruton in media plot to push the sale of cigarettes

Professor Roger Scruton, darling of the moral right, asked one of the world's biggest tobacco companies for £5,500 a month to help place pro-smoking articles in some of Britain's most influential newspapers and magazines.
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 15, 2018 10:47

22nd Century Group Comments on Grossly Misleading “Short and Distort” Article

“By publishing such a grossly misleading ‘hit piece,’ the unscrupulous short seller attempts to create a self-fulfilling prophecy – of a declining share price of a target company...Though the author of the ‘short and distort’ article on 22nd Century faile
Business Wire
added Oct 27, 2018 17:42

[New York] 22nd Century accuses short-seller of 'smear campaign'

22nd Century Group is denying a short-seller's claim that the Clarence-based tobacco products company could be under investigation by federal securities regulators. The anonymous short seller, who goes by the name Fuzzy Panda Shorts, published an articl
Buffalo (NY) News
added Oct 27, 2018 17:37

[UK] CLARK: Ashmob – a great idea perfectly executed

In London’s Covent Garden, dozens of smokers held an Ashmob – based on flash mobbing where hundreds of people create a seemingly spontaneous event. The smokers all lit up simultaneously at 2pm and waved placards reading ‘Roll up, Roll up’ and ‘Sex, Cigs
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Oct 25, 2018 18:20

[Hong Kong] Claims vaping is alternative to smoking pernicious health risk ($$)

Guangming Daily comments: E-cigarette promoters claim that the "high-tech" gadgets do not contain tar or produce particulate matter, as if smoking e-cigarettes does no harm to health. And many people, including nonsmokers, buy the idea. Some smokers even
China Daily (cn)
added Oct 25, 2018 15:12

Heated tobacco product claims by tobacco industry scrutinized by researchers

Claims by the tobacco industry that heated tobacco products (HTPs) are safer than conventional cigarettes are not supported by the industry's own data and are likely to be misunderstood by consumers, according to research published in a special issue of
Medical Xpress (
added Oct 24, 2018 16:33
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