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Welcome to TobaccoTactics

Denial and Delay and The Cigarette Century: Two classic texts on tactics by the tobacco industry

TobaccoTactics is a unique academic resource that explores how the tobacco industry influences policy and public health in the UK, the EU, and internationally.

The site details the tactics and techniques the tobacco industry and its allies employ to stall tobacco control measures, such as the introduction of plain packaging in the UK or Australia. It explores topical health issues too: the growing involvement of the industry in promoting e-cigarettes for instance, or its complicity in tobacco smuggling.

TobaccoTactics also contains profiles of people, organisations and allies of the tobacco industry, charting their involvement in the smoking and health debate. This is important as the industry often uses supposedly-independent third parties to lobby politicians or to push its message in the media.

Read our latest research on these key topics

EU Tobacco Products Directive | Leaked Tobacco Industry Documents | Lobby Groups | Next Generation Products | E-cigarettes | Heated Tobacco Products | Snus | Plain Packaging | Smuggling | Think Tanks | Third Party Techniques | Tobacco Companies

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You can search for a specific topic in the Search Bar on the left side of the screen. For tips on how to find what you are looking for, see our Help Page. For more information on TobaccoTactics and the Tobacco Control Research Group, see our About Us page.

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What’s New in the Media

A selection of the latest media articles covering tobacco control. You can also visit the latest publications by Tobacco Tactics academics.

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  • T.Elliott, Big Tobaccos’ shadowy new play:, With health authorities stubbing out much of Big Tobacco’s business, and vaping on the rise, one of the industry’s biggest players says it plans to stop selling cigarettes. Is that just hot air?, Sydney Morning Herald

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What's New on TobaccoTactics

Some of our most recently updated pages

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  • Profile on Yusuf Abramjee, spokesperson for #TakeBacktheTax and his ties with the tobacco industry.

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  • Profile on the 'most prolific' academic writer on e-cigarettes Riccardo Polosa and his relationship with tobacco companies.

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  • New page: A comprehensive look at the history of Motorsport Sponsorship by tobacco companies and current controversies

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  • FDA Commissioner: 'no evidence that Altria's investment in JUUL was health motivated'. See: E-Cigarettes: Altria.

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TobaccoTactics is a project of the Tobacco Control Research Group at the Department for Health at the University of Bath and is overseen by managing editors Andrew Rowell and Phil Chamberlain. TobaccoTactics has a policy of Strict Referencing.

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Disclaimer. Some of the research for TobaccoTactics is funded by Cancer Research UK Limited and Bloomberg Philanthropies. This work has previously received funding from The New Venture Fund, Smokefree South West, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Knowledge Exchange Opportinities scheme. These funders have had no input into the research reported on this website or its conclusions. They are not responsible for the content or the publication, nor do they necessarily endorse it. Published by the University of Bath. Read the General Disclaimer.

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