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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 & …

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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 …

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Oligarchs to pay Putin’s COVID-19 bill after his suspension of tax treaty with the Netherlands

By Jochem van Staalduine en Gidi Pols Two prominent oligarchs have become victims of Russia’s termination of the tax treaty with the Netherlands, according to …

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Covid 19: How harm reduction advocates and the tobacco industry capitalised on the pandemic to promote nicotine

Scientific papers suggesting that smokers are less likely to fall ill with covid-19 are being discredited as links to the tobacco industry are revealed. By …