Daily Archives: June 17, 2010

Oil has become the new tobacco

When Tony Hayward, BP’s chief executive, testifies to the US Senate today about the company’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, he British oil company BPwill be only the latest corporate leader in the Washington hot seat.

FDA could use its power to lower nicotine in cigarettes

A year after Congress gave the federal government the authority to regulate tobacco, anti-smoking activists are applauding the FDAinitial steps taken by the Food and Drug Administration to control cigarette marketing and advertising. But a prominent public health figure says that the efforts are not enough and that the FDA could achieve dramatic change by using its new power to lower the amount of nicotine in cigarettes.

Tobacco industry is the world’s least reputable industry

An independent global survey has found that the tobacco industry is the world’s least reputable industry.
The industry’s bottom ranking is contained in the Global Reputation Pulse 2010, the annual report released by the Reputation Institute, a leading international research organisation specialising in corporate reputation management. The 2010 report is based on more than 80,000 consumer interviews in 32 countries that uses a standardised measurement system to ensure that results are comparable across industries and countries and over time.