Tobacco giants tell Whitehall to hand over its secret minutes
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 06/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/tobacco-giants-tell-whitehall-to-hand-over-its-secret-minutes