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Pharma, tech and social media companies join forces with WHO to launch the Tobacco Cessation Consortium during World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany

During the World Health Summit in Berlin, WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, formally launched the Tobacco Cessation Consortium, a group of partners in the private and public sectors to help people access essential cessation support and treatment to deal with tobacco dependence. This business coalition will support WHO’s work on tobacco cessation and identify...

A US farmer was accused of abusing his workers. Then Big Tobacco backed his election

When the tobacco giant Reynolds American cut a cheque for Brent Jackson’s political campaign in November 2019, it was well aware of the accusations against the Republican North Carolina state senator. Jackson – dubbed “the only mega-farmer” in the North Carolina senate – had been accused by several migrant workers of either failing to pay...