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Tobacco giants tell Whitehall to hand over its secret minutes

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/02/2011

Steve Connor

"The tobacco industry is targeting the Department of Health to extract information about meetings between government officials and researchers who are investigating the public-health implications of new smoking policies.

"One leading tobacco company has asked for - and been given access to - the minutes of a confidential meeting between health department officials, cancer experts and foreign government officials - to the surprise of those who attended the private discussions.

"The Freedom of Information requests are part of a global campaign by tobacco companies to fight any further legal restrictions on cigarette sales and promotion, particularly the introduction of plain cigarette packets devoid of company logos and branding."

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"Tobacco giants tell Whitehall to hand over its secret minutes", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2011. Consulté le 06/08/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/tobacco-giants-tell-whitehall-to-hand-over-its-secret-minutes