Shadowy lobbying against Tobacco Products Directive

This post is republished with full permission from Tobacco Unpacked. A guest blog by Andy Rowell, research fellow at the Tobacco Control Research Group, University of Bath, and editor of TobaccoTactics.org Landmark TPD debated in Europe this week. Multi-million-pound lobbying campaign inflicted on Brussels by tobacco industry. This week is crunch time in Brussels for […]

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Waiting out the legal challenges to plain packaging – playing into the tobacco industry’s hands?

  Editor’s note: This article was first published by the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer (Australia). It is republished here with permission. The original article can be accessed here. The McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer is a joint initiative of Cancer Council Victoria and the Union for International Cancer Control. Its mission is to […]

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Eurovegas and the challenge to Spain’s smoke-free law: neoliberalism vs public health

  Aser García Rada, Madrid The Spanish law banning smoking in all public premises since January 2010 has become one of the greatest national public health achievements in decades. It modified a previous law from 2006 that banned smoking in enclosed working environments but allowed it in certain bars and restaurants. The tobacco lobby fought […]

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E-cigarettes and the marketing push that surprised everyone

The e-cigarette debate rages on over at the BMJ… Martin McKee writes  how ” the more attention policy makers give to the aggressive marketing of e-cigarettes in their own countries, the more they conclude that the downsides far exceed any benefits.” Naturally, for such a hot topic, opposing views are quick to materialise. Clive Bates […]

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