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    Fresh Thinking

    The World Health Organization and tobacco policy: a seven-point reform agenda

    Back in Business

    The Uncommitted Tobacco Auction returns as an online marketplace.

    A New Dawn

    BAT is keen to build “a better tomorrow.” Kingsley Wheaton explains what that entails.

    A Golden Age

    The pandemic notwithstanding, rolling papers, blunt wraps and cones are flying off the shelves.

    Smart Moves

    Machinery makers are investing to future-proof leaf processing factories.

    Incubating Innovation

    ITM continues to explore new ways to develop flexible NGP products manufacturing equipment.

    Smart Farming

    Using sophisticated data technology, CropIn is helping leaf producers streamline operations.

    When Science Meets Art

    FEELM has developed a model to help researchers describe taste scientifically.

    People First

    Jennie Galbraith discusses British American Tobacco’s human rights initiatives.

    Nurturing a Niche

    一个新的合资企业给全球带来安全supply of Latakia tobacco.

    Tobacco Reporter May 2021

    Tobacco Reporter’s May 2021 edition details efforts to improve the lot of female tobacco farmers in Malawi. Women do much of the work on the farm but remain disadvantaged in many respects. Giving women more prominent roles is not only socially desirable, it should also help boosts the overall economy, according to experts.

    Clive Bates presents a seven-point reform program for the World Health Organization and Cheryl Olsen explains how the tobacco companies’ past behavior continues to affect how regulators treat the industry today.

    George Gay speaks with Kingsley Wheaton about British American Tobacco’s efforts to build “A better tomorrow,” and we report on rebirth of the Uncommitted Tobacco Auction as an online marketplace.


    Clive Bates

    Clive Bates
    A regular contributor toTobacco Reporter Clive Batesis the director ofCounterfactual Consultingand the former director of Action on Smoking and Health (U.K.).

    In this section, we present a selection of his articles.

    Fresh Thinking

    The World Health Organization and tobacco policy: a seven-point reform agenda

    The Endgame Revisited

    It is time to confront the fundamental confusion about the public health aims for tobacco and nicotine policy.


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    Blueprint for Exit

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    Proper Context

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    A Mixed Record

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    Continued Momentum

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    Homework Due

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