Tobacco

Outrage over medical investments by tobacco companies

The tobacco industry is earning double from patients who have become ill from smoking through billions in medical investments. Outrage among doctors is high, but ...
Tobacco

Big Tobacco’s Beyond Nicotine Strategy

The past few years, the four biggest tobacco companies (Philip Morris International/Altria, British American Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Imperial Brands) have all invested in medical ...
Tobacco

Minors use Snapchat and TikTok as sales channel for illegal vapes

Young Chinese vape manufacturers, TikTok influencers advertising for fifty euros and underage ‘Snapchat dealers’: the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes does not only take place in ...
Tobacco

Philip Morris pulls the strings in Indonesian production chain

From tobacco paradise Indonesia to tax paradise Switzerland: tobacco company Philip Morris makes hundreds of millions euros in profit by advantages it created along the ...
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 ...
Tobacco

How Big Tobacco wins 30 sustainability awards each year

Big Tobacco is stringing together sustainability and corporate responsibility awards, according to research by The Investigative Desk. This provides the world’s deadliest industry with great ...
Tobacco

Heated Tobacco, The Golden Boy

The Indonesian government is suspected of giving privileges to electronic cigarettes issued by HM Sampoerna. Receiving excise cuts, the IQOS and HEET products enjoy a ...
Tobacco

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 ...