Welcome to TobaccoTactics
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.
Visit the Key Topics section to view our research on current tobacco-related issues, or the What’s New section to get updated on the latest developments, or search for a specific topic in the Search Bar on the left side of the screen.
For more information on TobaccoTactics and the Tobacco Control Research Group, see our About Us page.