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[Correspondence] BBC must ensure commentators' tobacco industry links are made public

15 Mar 2014

The tobacco industry has a long history of delaying regulatory action and obfuscating the evidence of the harmfulness of its products, which kill one in two long-term users. Because it has become an increasingly discredited participant in debates on public health, the industry employs third parties to convey its message. Leaked documents from the world's largest transnational tobacco company, Philip Morris International, indicate that “broad third party media engagement” is key to its current campaign to derail the introduction of standardised tobacco packaging in the UK.

Date: 
15 March 2014

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet