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The UK Tobacco Industry

British American Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco, the world’s second and fourth largest tobacco companies (excluding the Chinese state tobacco monopoly) are based in the UK. January 2017.

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Counter Arguments – How important is tobacco to small retailers?


Cover of the Counter Arguments reportThis report scrutinises the messages sent to small retailers by the tobacco industry and asks whether the traditional approach to selling tobacco in small shops is still in retailers’ best interests, given the ongoing decline in the market and the recent changes to how tobacco is sold.

The findings in this report are drawn from two new pieces of research: an analysis of Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) data from a sample of 1,416 convenience stores in Britain and a survey of 591 owners and managers of convenience stores.


Counter Arguments report
Counter Arguments

Survey of small retailers in Great Britain
Survey of small retailers in Great Britain

The four headline points of the report in one handy infographic
Counter Arguments: Infographic

Press release
Pictures of the report’s launch at the Palace of Westminster – 18 October 2016