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McELRATH: The Unholy Alliance Between Big Oil and Big Tobacco: It’s Been Going On For Decades

Big Oil is a different animal. Not only does it have more resources than big tobacco, it sells a product that runs so much of society’s machinery. Nonetheless,’s a good bet that the day of reckoning will come. We can only hope that it comes in time
Ring Of Fire Network
added Jul 22, 2016 16:52

EUBANKS: Big Oil and Big Tobacco: A Deadly Partnership Rooted in Deception

The federal government’s investigation and the civil lawsuit against Big Tobacco that followed placed front and center the precise issue presented in the attorneys general investigations involving ExxonMobil: Did the company, in its public statements sug
Union of Concerned Scientists
added Jul 21, 2016 14:44

Greens say oil industry taught tobacco ‘playbook’

Energy In Depth, a blog project supported by the oil industry, downplayed the report, calling it the “most desperate pitch” by greens to draw parallels between tobacco and oil. The industry blog said the documents have been publicly released before, an
The Hill
added Jul 21, 2016 04:28


The oil industry used the tobacco playbook in its fight against climate science. But where did tobacco get that playbook? The oil industry used science, communications, and consumer psychology to shape the public debate over climate change and block act
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
added Jul 20, 2016 20:03

Tobacco and Oil Industries Used Same Researchers to Sway Public

“From the 1950s onward, the oil and tobacco firms were using not only the same PR firms and same research institutes, but many of the same researchers,” CIEL President Carroll Muffett said in a statement. “Again and again we found both the PR firms and t
Scientific American
added Jul 20, 2016 19:48

New Documents Reveal Denial Playbook Originated with Big Oil, Not Big Tobacco

research by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)... “Big Oil created the organized apparatus of doubt,” Muffett said. “It used the same playbook of misinformation, obfuscation, and research laundered through front groups to attack science
Common Dreams
added Jul 20, 2016 19:41

D'ANGELO: New Documents Reveal Oil And Tobacco Industries' Dirty History Of Working Together / And how they collaborated to con us all.

show oil and tobacco giants have long shared marketing and advertising strategies, research institutes, PR firms and even scientists...a 1967 report in which the American Tobacco Company proposes a “tie-in” between its own Colony cigarettes and the petrol
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jul 20, 2016 19:32

Climate change in the courts: Big Oil and Big Tobacco

In November 2015, New York Attorney General (AG) Eric Schneiderman issued a subpoena to ExxonMobil for “documents on what Exxon knew about climate change and what it told shareholders and the public.”
National Constitution Center
added Jul 17, 2016 02:55

[Minnesota] Analysis of British American Tobacco's questionable use of privilege and protected document claims at the Guildford Depository [FREE FULL TEXT]

Control of publicly disclosed documents should not be placed back into the hands of defendant tobacco companies. Plaintiffs also need to invest adequate resources into policing claims of legal privilege.
Tobacco Control
added Jun 29, 2016 20:05

[Asia-pacific, Australia, Europe] Industry-funded International Tax and Investment Center responds to criticism by attempting to muddy the waters

PMI has paid ITIC to produce annual reports on the illicit trade in Asia....accused of being methodologically flawed...ITIC’s letters made three inter-related claims, each of which we explore in the paragraphs below. First, that public health research sh
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Jun 24, 2016 11:06
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