Questions raised over speech by vaccine taskforce chair to investors

November 2, 2020 Express Standard MPs have called for explanations after it emerged that the head of the Government’s vaccine taskforce might have revealed potentially sensitive information to conference attendees last week. Angela Rayner, Labour’s deputy leader, asked why Kate Bingham, who chairs the taskforce, had told investors which potential developers of Covid-19 treatments the […]

Advancing in tobacco control amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

September 18, 2020 WHO FCTC Despite the difficult circumstances the world is currently facing, tobacco control initiatives continue to advance. Parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (Protocol) are making progress in their respective jurisdictions. It is very […]

British American Tobacco Company Workers Accuses Management Of Exposing Them To COVID-19

Workers with the British American Tobacco Company Nigeria have accused its management of insensitivity-despite orders by the Federal and State Government, for private companies to reduce its work force by more than 70 percent to contain the spread of Coronavirus, the multinational company continues to deploy its staff across the country and ramp up production. […]

Big Tobacco is Exploiting COVID-19 to Market its Harmful Products

acco and e-cigarette companies are exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to market their harmful and addictive products around the world, especially on social media, according to a Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids analysis of marketing tactics by big tobacco companies, e-cigarette makers and vape shops in 28 countries. Read more: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Tobacco giants fume over claims they exploited COVID-19 with Romania, Greece & Ukraine donations

August 6, 2020 Two tobacco titans have hit back at allegations they are using the COVID-19 health crisis to improve their public image and win access to politicians. Philip Morris International subsidiary, Papastratos, gave 50 respirators to Greek hospitals to help them cope during the pandemic. Read more: Euronews

Tobacco giants fume over claims they exploited COVID-19 with Romania, Greece & Ukraine donations

Authors: Emil Filtenborg and Stefan Weichert Two tobacco titans have hit back at allegations they are using the COVID-19 health crisis to improve their public image and win access to politicians. Philip Morris International subsidiary, Papastratos, gave 50 respirators to Greek hospitals to help them cope during the pandemic. Read more: Euronews

Tobacco industry lobbies Bangladesh Government Agency to champion its business during COVID-19 pandemic

July 3, 2020 Bangladesh has seen an unprecedented level of tobacco industry interference during the COVID-19 crisis. The tobacco industry in Bangladesh, dominated by two transnational tobacco companies, British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB) and Japan Tobacco International (JTI), has exploited the ongoing pandemic to protect its cigarette business. While publicly building their image by making […]

Jordan bans smoking and vaping in indoor public spaces

July 2, 2020 The Jordanian government has banned smoking and vaping in all indoor public spaces a week after a Guardian investigation revealed tobacco use in the country had become the highest in the world. The country’s health ministry said on Wednesday all enclosed public areas would now be “100% smoke-free environments”, building on an existing […]