Tobacco industry

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Ministers plan to ban retailers in England from giving children free vapes
Promotional samples dodge rules forbidding sale of e-cigarettes to under-18s, who are vaping in rapidly increasing numbers

Rachel Hall and Aubrey Allegretti

29, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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France struggles to stub out ‘explosion’ in contraband cigarettes
Criminal turf wars are a sign of deeper problems in country that has EU’s highest cigarette taxes

Angelique Chrisafis in Pantin

28, May, 2023 @9:22 AM

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Academics with tobacco industry links are not declaring potential conflicts of interest in research
Exclusive: Study sparks calls for academic journals to consider penalties for inadequate declarations

Melissa Davey Medical editor

23, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Australia wants to be the first to turn youth vaping rates around – but will its plan work?
Attempts to ban vaping in other countries have been mixed at best, but there are reasons for optimism

Melissa Davey Medical editor

21, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Portugal could ban smoking near public buildings in October
Draft legislation proposes restriction on sales with aim to be tobacco-free by 2040

Sam Jones in Madrid

12, May, 2023 @11:28 AM

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Almost half of tobacco lobbyists in Australia have held positions in government, study finds
Research investigates the ‘revolving door’ between the tobacco industry and politics and how it influences policy

Melissa Davey medical editor

10, May, 2023 @3:33 PM

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Australia’s tobacco tax is among the highest in the world – and it’s about to get higher
Labor wants to reduce the number of daily smokers to below 10% of the population

Josh Nicholas and Cait Kelly

03, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Ban smoking and tax fruit juice, says George Osborne
Ex-chancellor urges UK PM extend sugar tax and raise legal age for tobacco to curb obesity and cancer

Aletha Adu Political correspondent

03, May, 2023 @9:55 AM

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Should we ban the purchase of cigarettes for life? A US town is trying
Brookline, Massachusetts, is barring those born after 2000 from buying the products. Is a paternalistic approach always right?

Simar Bajaj

31, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Tobacco-linked organisations and executives fail to declare interests to TGA vaping inquiry
Known links to tobacco multinationals and vaping lobby groups omitted in submissions to federal government consultation on reform

Melissa Davey Medical editor

24, Mar, 2023 @4:22 AM

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Pro-tobacco lobbyists circle Australian government’s proposed vaping reforms
As the TGA considers at least 4,000 submissions, tobacco companies appear to be heightening lobbying efforts

Melissa Davey Medical editor

20, Mar, 2023 @12:45 AM

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UK ambassador to Yemen took part in opening of Jordanian cigarette factory
Michael Aron praised facility part-owned by British American Tobacco at ribbon-cutting event in 2019

Michael Safi

19, Mar, 2023 @12:38 PM

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