Tobacco and Public Health
Insights, analysis and commentary on tobacco control and commercial determinants of health from the Tobacco Control Research Group
Smoke screens: why streamed content might be a health risk
There are increasingly strict limitations on how and where tobacco companies can advertise and promote their products. It’s concerning, then, that audiences, and particularly young people, are still exposed to positive portrayals of tobacco use on TV, film and online...
Blowing the whistle on the tobacco industry
Whistleblowers have played a vital role in exposing malpractice, not least in the tobacco industry. Phil Chamberlain, Managing Editor of Tobacco Tactics, spoke to Jeffrey Wigand, "the man who knew too much", about his experiences. In December 2021 three...
How the tobacco industry uses media to influence policy
Effective tobacco control policies cut smoking rates and save lives. But they also impact tobacco industry profits, so it’s no surprise that the industry fights against them. New research from the University of Bath reveals how both traditional and newer...