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This victory has important implications not only for protecting people around the world from the deadly effects of tobacco, which remains the number one cause of preventable deaths globally, but also for the corporate accountability movement as a whole.

A series of investigative articles by The New York Times beginning June 30, 2015 exposed how the U.S. Chamber of ...

As British American Tobacco celebrates another year of deadly profits, groups around globe call for government action on bribery, espionage ...

Kenya launches an investigation against BAT. Photo credit: Samuel Ochieng, Consumer Information Network

In the United States, thanks to the powerful organizing of Corporate Accountability International and its allies, the deadly deception and corruption of Big Tobacco can sometimes seem like a painful memory of the past. And, to some extent, it’s true. Our organizing helped create the public climate necessary for strong U.S. public health policy and the global treaty that followed, which have reined in Big Tobacco and protected people around the globe. But despite these protections, recent revelations show the tobacco industry is still up to its same old tricks.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following multiple reports of widespread and systematic bribery of politicians and policymakers across Central and East Africa ...

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Photo by Jomar Thomas Following multiple reports of widespread and systematic bribery of politicians and policymakers across Central and East ...

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The world’s second-biggest tobacco transnational was bribing officials across Africa, so Kenya passed a law that would bar corporations found guilty of corruption from doing business in its borders.

In quick succession, Ireland and the United Kingdom joined Australia as the first countries in the world to pass plain packaging laws.

A guide for implementing the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control’s Article 5.3.

The tobacco industry’s aggressive attempts to block, weaken, and delay implementation of the FCTC are the greatest threats to the ...

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