Close

Archives: Tobacco

BOSTON -- Today, the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) confirmed it has launched a formal investigation into British American Tobacco (BAT) for corruption and bribery allegations in East Africa. This announcement comes nearly two years after the BBC Panorama program aired whistleblower allegations that BAT had conspired in a campaign of bribery to weaken and delay lifesaving policies and undermine competition in East Africa. This development is a strong indication that the SFO has unearthed serious evidence to support the allegations. Legal action by the SFO could have massive consequences for BAT’s global operations. The corporation recently became the world’s largest transnational tobacco corporation following a merger with Reynolds American.

By Reuters staff. NEW DELHI – S. K. Arora spent more than three years trudging through the Indian summer heat and monsoon rains ...

Photo credit: Kai Pfaffenbach, Reuters file photo. Philip Morris International “is waging a secret campaign to subvert the World Health ...

By Reuters staff, New York Times NEW DELHI/LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Philip Morris International Inc is waging a secret campaign to subvert ...

By Aditya Kalra, Paritosh Bansal, Duff Wilson, and Tom Lasseter, Reuters. NEW DELHI/LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – A group of cigarette ...

Photo: Former WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan addresses the 62nd World Health Assembly. Credit: WHO/Cédric Vincensini “I have never shied ...

This week, one of Big Tobacco’s foremost front groups, the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), has responded to pressure from the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and public health advocates by cutting ties with the tobacco industry.

Please see Senior International Organizer, Challenge Big Tobacco campaign Cloe Franko’s statement below: “By purchasing Reynolds, British American Tobacco now ...

We are taking a moment to celebrate the defeat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which came at the tail end ...

Advance policies to hold industry legally liable and protect policymaking despite Big Tobacco’s attempts to undermine talks GREATER NOIDA, INDIA—Today, ...

Read our statement on the continued killing of Black people.