Press Releases

Tobacco industry “invisible hand” behind Adam Smith Institute plain packs report

Monday 20 February 2012 A report by the Adam Smith Institute published today in advance of a public consultation on tobacco packaging advances the views of the tobacco industry, namely that putting cigarettes in plain standardised packaging would have no public health benefit, would increase the illicit trade in tobacco and would set a “dangerous […]

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Traditional thinking on tobacco investing goes up in smoke.

Tuesday 24 January 2012 A report released today casts serious doubt over the assertion that pension funds are ‘duty bound’ to invest in tobacco. The report follows an investigation by The Independent which found that councils across Britain have at least £1.3 billion of employee pensions funds invested in tobacco. (1) (2) With tobacco sales […]

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