Study identifies EU policy shift on tobacco control after massive industry lobbying

14 agosto 2014

A study has tracked how the dominance of language that first appeared in tobacco industry’s submissions gradually crept into the final drafts of the European tobacco directive through using a word coding analysis of European Union drafts and stakeholder documents. The study concludes that the change in the drafts coincided with massive lobbying by the tobacco industry and was ‘associated with significant policy shifts’ towards the tobacco industry.