Big Tobacco

One Step Closer to Plain Cigarette Packaging

Ann McKechin | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ann McKechin

With the big tobacco companies so focussed on attracting young smokers through pack design, plain packaging is a key step for any country to introduce in the battle to lessen the consequences of smoking to the health service and society in general. Too many people are needlessly dying prematurely because of smoking and too many young people are still being hooked - let's use the next few weeks to save lives and reduce the burden on our NHS.

Maybe Ed Miliband Didn't Go Far Enough - Why Not Sue Big Tobacco for Billions?

Paul Tweed | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Tweed

In my role as an international lawyer I try not to get involved in, or give away my own, political leanings. Indeed, in representing many leading political figures from across the political divide, it has always been wise to err on the side of political neutrality...

E Cigarettes - A Trojan Horse for Young Smokers

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

After years of embarrassing climbdowns and admissions the tobacco industry appears to be cleaning up its act and selling something that will not actually harm you. Really?

Britain's Efforts to Reduce Smoking Are Becoming a Cash Cow for Big Tobacco

The Conversation UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Conversation UK

The tobacco industry, having sniffed out this opportunity, is snapping up e-cigarette companies. The latest example is Lorillard's acquisition of Skycig, giving the US based conglomerate its first major foothold in the British market.

It's Not Just a Cigarette Box - Smokers Have Become Walking Adverts

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

By Jane Ogden, University of Surrey Cool design. But not that smart. Asbestos Bill In 1952 the first paper was published linking smoking with death....

Could The UK Be About To Introduce Plain Packaging For Cigarettes?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Could plain packaging for cigarettes be more than just smoke without fire? The move is set to be announced in the Queen's speech in May, according ...

Is Junk Food the New Tobacco? No, Not Really

James Bloodworth | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Bloodworth

Blaming the food industry for making you fat is a bit like blaming Hooters because your husband likes breasts. It may be comforting to curse the corporate giants as you reach for another chocolate digestive, but it's attitudes like this that will end up destroying the NHS.

'Ugly' Cigarette Packaging Ruins Taste, Australian Smokers Say

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK

Sludge green packaging with gruesome pictures of rotting teeth, eyeballs, blackened lungs and suffering babies will become mandatory for tobacco in Au...

How To Quit Smoking: Start With The Facts

Vincent Brogan | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Vincent Brogan

A 20 a day cigarette smoker takes about 200 individual puffs in total, each representing a single nicotine 'hit' for the brain's reward centre. Doing this day in day out for years has consequences. Addiction is one.

Jessica Elgot

Australia Bans Cigarette Branding, Logos Replaced With Lung Cancer Images | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

Australia is to introduce the world's "toughest cigarette packaging laws", banning logos on the packets, in a landmark High Court ruling that could ha...

More Evidence That We Need to Stop Tobacco Marketing

Henry Scowcroft | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Politics
Henry Scowcroft

We're engaged in an epic battle with the tobacco industry over plain packaging.

Tobacco Firms Have Failed to Act on Radioactivity in Cigarettes - Here's Why

Oliver Childs | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Oliver Childs

It's a plot worthy of Hollywood - a fatal radioactive poison, secret documents, suppressed information, and drugs. But this isn't fiction. This is the story of the tobacco industry's knowledge, policy and inaction around radioactive material in cigarette smoke.