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[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, Kenya, UK] British American Tobacco accused of bribing senior politicians to sabotage anti-smoking laws

Commenting on the practice of bribery, Mr Hopkins, who worked for BAT in Kenya for 13 years, said: “It was explained to me in Africa that's the cost of doing business.” Several individuals involved with the World Health Organisation’s Framework Conventi
The Independent (uk)
added Dec 1, 2015 02:05

[UK] BBC reports BAT tobacco giant paid bribes in east Africa

paid bribes to officials in east Africa, including two members of a convention created under the World Health Organization (WHO) to combat smoking, according to a BBC investigation airing on Monday. The claims were immediately denied by the London-based
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Dec 1, 2015 01:33

[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

[UK] Five smokers hit by £1,000 litter penalty

Careless smokers were landed with legal bills of more than £1,000 after ignoring £50 litter tickets and thinking their cases would drift away. The five had all been spotted dropping cigarette ends in Front Street, Arnold. They were handed fixed-penalty
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Nov 30, 2015 15:06

[UK] Scotch, beer and cigarettes: my weekend with Patricia Highsmith

her regular diet consisted of scotch, beer and cigarettes.
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:18

[Iraq, Syria, UK] Isis hijacks NHS ad to discourage people from smoking

An image Isis posted on social media showed the anti-smoking message that would appear to have taken heavy inspiration from a Public Health campaign in 2013....a lucrative smuggling market has emerged to capitalise on the demand. One in five women and si
The Drum (uk)
added Nov 29, 2015 16:17
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[UK] Simon Cowell pays £100 PER cigarette for lighting up at The X Factor studios... as he refuses to smoke outside

Due to the judge's tight time schedule during filming, and his love of tobacco, the 56-year-old has been forced to light-up in the studio during the advert breaks - despite it being classed as a place of work....'Over the course of a series we're talking
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 29, 2015 15:12

[Ireland, UK] Chart that tells a story . . . sin duties

Despite the waning popularity of smoking, tobacco duty — first levied during the reign of King Charles II — has generated record highs of roughly £9.5bn a year since 2011-12. Successive governments have escalated taxation in the UK, only rivalled by Irel
Financial Times (uk)
added Nov 27, 2015 23:31

[UK] BBC engineer who loved his job becomes 'Britain's first' e-cigarette suicide after drinking liquid nicotine and bingeing on cider

Jonathan Keen, 46, who was described as a functioning alcoholic, was found by his girlfriend at his flat in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, next to remnants of fluid used in e-cigarettes and empty cans of cider. Buckinghamshire Coroner Richard Hulett heard M
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 27, 2015 16:46
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