June 5, 2009 - British American Tobacco (BAT) spent more than €700,000 (977,858.50 USD) lobbying the European Union (EU) last year (2008), up to four times as much as the company declared on the EU's register of interest representatives, new research by Corporate Europe Observatory has revealed.
This report argues that BAT's hidden lobbying activities, which are clearly not in the public interest, should be exposed to public scrutiny. Obscured by the smoke British American Tobacco’s (BAT's) deathly lobbying agenda in the EU, Corporate Europe Observatory, June 2009.
Here's an excellent read for anyone truly interested in tobacco control. ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) report: How BAT promotes its brands to young people around the world??.
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