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John Oliver delivered a blistering takedown of the tobacco industry, exposing its kid-targeted marketing and its "intimidation by litigation" tactics.

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Cloe Franko
Picture this: You’re involved in a legal case, but when you walk into the courtroom you’re told the case will be settled in secret, by a tribunal of corporate lawyers; furthermore, you can't appeal the decision, and the results may even be kept from the public. We shouldn't accept that as a part of our justice system -- so why should we accept it in a trade agreement?
One of the world’s biggest tobacco companies has launched the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, claiming that it wants to see a future in which people will stop smoking its cigarettes.
August 1, 2017
Corporate Accountability International
BOSTON -- Today, the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) confirmed it has launched a formal investigation into British American Tobacco (BAT) for corruption and bribery allegations in East Africa. This announcement comes nearly two years after the BBC Panorama program aired whistleblower allegations that BAT had conspired in a campaign of bribery to weaken and delay lifesaving policies and undermine competition in East Africa. This development is a strong indication that the SFO has unearthed serious evidence to support the allegations. Legal action by the SFO could have massive consequences for BAT’s global operations. The corporation recently became the world’s largest transnational tobacco corporation following a merger with Reynolds American.


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