tobacco

One in four pension funds still open to investment in tobacco

A quarter of Dutch pension funds, including major players such as Shell, Heineken and Retail, do not rule out investing in the tobacco industry. In doing so, they are contravening the United Nations guidelines to which they subscribe, according to research by The Investigative Desk. By Sergio Nieto Solis | 11 February 2022 If you …

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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. By: Ties Keyzer & Tim Luimes 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 …

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Vaping: The real dollars behind fake consumer organisations

An investigation by “Le Monde” and “The Investigative Desk” (Netherlands) reveals the alliance between the tobacco lobby and the networks of American oil tycoons to prevent regulations on electronic cigarettes. By Eva Schram, Stéphane Horel, Tim Luimes and Ties Keyzer. Under the guise of defending individual freedom, fake consumer organisations are promoting e-cigarettes. They are an illusion …

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