Tobacco Industry Interference

Tobacco Industry Interference

Year Region/ Country Topic Headline News Souce
2017 Australia Tobacco executive (of ATA International) donations to Labor Party Bill Shorten seeks explanation for reported $400,000 donations from tobacco boss The Guardian
2017 Congo, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Somalia, Somaliland, South Sudan, Syria, and Uganda BAT targetting “fragile states” Revealed: how British American Tobacco exploited war zones to sell cigarettes The Guardian
2016 South Africa Insider says police would be in BAT’s informal payroll British American Tobacco ‘bribed’ police – affidavit News 24 South Africa
2015 Burundi, Rwanda BAT employees reported to bribe officials to undermine anti-smoking laws Britain investigates British American Tobacco for corruption Reuter
2015 Africa BAT insider alleged bribing African politicians Serious Fraud Office opens investigation into BAT bribery claims The Guardian
2015 Burkina Faso, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Namibia, Togo, Uganda UK Fraud Office launched investigation on BAT’s alleged corruption Threats, bullying, lawsuits: tobacco industry’s dirty war for the African market The Guardian
2014 Africa BAT allegedly used former spies/ cops and state security agents to protect its interests SARS Wars: Massive data leak alleges British American Tobacco SA’s role in bribery and corruption Daily Maverick Zimbabwe
2014 Cambodia Tobacco lobbyists allegedly funded political campaigns, helped draft legislation, and hired former officials Big tobacco has some pull The Phnom Penh Post
2012 Burundi, Rwanda BAT reportedly bribed politicians The secret bribes of big tobacco BBC
2012 EU EU health official resigns after associate was accused of asking money to water down EU tobacco law Report: Corruption widespread in EU Aljazeera
2012 EU Former EU Health Commissioner sacked for secret meetings with tobacco industry; compensation case dismissed EU court rules against Maltese ex-commissioner Dalli BBC
2010 Kyrgyztan, Thailand Major tobacco leaf distributors plead guilty to bribery under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Alliance One International Inc. and Universal Corporation Resolve Related FCPA Matters Involving Bribes Paid to Foreign Government Officials US Department of Justice
2010 China, Greece, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Thailand SEC charged global tobacco companies for paying over $5M in bribes SEC Charges Two Global Tobacco Companies With Bribery US Securities and Exchange Commission