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What’s New in the Media
A selection of the latest media articles covering tobacco control. You can also visit the latest publications by Tobacco Tactics academics.
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30 July 2019
- New research from Hiscock, Branston & Gilmore (University of Bath) and Partos, McNeill & Hitchman (King College London) in Tobacco Control looks at UK tobacco price changes which challenge industry concerns that higher taxes force smokers to buy illicit tobacco.
25 July 2019
- A new database released by STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) reveals dozens of groups from around the world aiding the tobacco industry in its considerable efforts to subvert public health policies.
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- T.Elliott, Big Tobaccos’ shadowy new play:, With health authorities stubbing out much of Big Tobacco’s business, and vaping on the rise, one of the industry’s biggest players says it plans to stop selling cigarettes. Is that just hot air?, Sydney Morning Herald
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What's New on TobaccoTactics
Some of our most recently updated pages
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5 November 2019
- Imperial Tobacco is going through significant leadership changes. Today the company announced a new Chairman, Thérèse Esperdy, who will take over from Mark Williamson effective 1 January 2020.
30 October 2019
- New Country profile on Chile, exposing tobacco industry tactics in the South American country.
25 October 2019
- New page examining the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT) which works with governments and regulators on combatting illicit trade and has extensive tobacco industry connections, echoing their arguments and agendas.
24 October 2019
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24 September 2019
- New page: JUUL Labs, an e-cigarette company part-owned by tobacco giant Altria.
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- Tobacco companies often use credible, respected third parties to be its voice. New example: PMI consultant Professor Robert Eccles.
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- New country profile on Zambia and updated information on Uganda
29 May 2019
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- Profile on Yusuf Abramjee, spokesperson for #TakeBacktheTax and his ties with the tobacco industry.
16 May 2019
- Profile on the 'most prolific' academic writer on e-cigarettes Riccardo Polosa and his relationship with tobacco companies.
9 May 2019
2 May 2019
- New page: A comprehensive look at the history of Motorsport Sponsorship by tobacco companies and current controversies
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