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We investigate the strategies and tactics the tobacco industry uses to undermine public health. Our rigorously-sourced profiles of the key players, organisations, allies and techniques of the tobacco industry make Tobacco Tactics a vital resource. Journalists, academics, policy-makers, advocates and researchers use our work because they value our evidence-based approach and accessible style.

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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.

2 August 2019

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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18 May 2019

  • 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

24 October 2019

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25 September 2019

24 September 2019

  • New page: JUUL Labs, an e-cigarette company part-owned by tobacco giant Altria.

23 September 2019

18 September 2019

  • Tobacco companies often use credible, respected third parties to be its voice. New example: PMI consultant Professor Robert Eccles.

19 August 2019

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17 May 2019

  • 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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