The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World claims to strive for a ‘smoke-free world’. In reality, founder and financier Philip Morris uses the foundation to influence
Ties Keyzer (1992) applied for a job at the Tobacco Investigations Desk in 2017. Driven by a (professional) fascination with the division of power and its effects on society, he began investigating one of the most successful lobbying and marketing machines in history: the tobacco industry. In 2018/2019, he helped set up The Investigative Desk. Keyzer now leads the tobacco editorial desk while also delving into the world of natural gas, hydrogen and other energy forms and into the (powerful) corporations that produce, transport and trade them.
When flight MH17 was downed by a Russian missile in 2014, the Netherlands froze diplomatic and trade relations with Russia. At least, to the outside
A cross-border investigation uncovered how COVID-19 is used a marketing opportunity for the tobacco industry. For decades the tobacco industry casted doubts on the harms
Tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris conducts a sophisticated lobby in the Netherlands, using a meticulous international step-by-step plan. Yet it still manages to make a profit,
Research by The Investigative Desk has shown that the tobacco industry, by using its contacts in the biggest party in the Dutch government coalition, has
The Dutch government and energy firms finance research on renewable energy through the New Energy Coalition (NEC). The NEC’s turnover is expected to reach 100
By Ties Keyzer The NVWA (Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority) will impose 19 fines to tobacco manufacturers who gave discounts and paid bonuses