Stricter rules for the e-cigarette are way down the road

The UN conference on stricter tobacco policy has fizzled out. ‘Milestone’: a minuscule fund to help poor countries getting rid of tobacco. International negotiations on tobacco policy and smuggling in the past two weeks have had little effect. Decisions on stricter guidelines for tobacco products have been movedto the next meeting, that will take place […]

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Marlboro producer outsmarts its competition (and politicians)

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, to escape regulation and to maintain its competitive edge. The Investigative Desk analysed leaked internal documents and obscured government documents to gain insight into the workings of one of the

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