Tobacco Institute

View of sponsorship based on self-interest

We have long opposed the use of events, such as sports, arts, cultural activities and pop concerts, which are popular with young people, to promote tobacco.

Saturday, 21 February, 1998, 12:00am

Selfish smokers ignore the signs

I read the Tobacco Institute's letter headlined 'Singapore shows ad ban does not work' (South China Morning Post, October 11), with considerable interest. It was a classic example of using statistics to prove something when in fact they prove very little.

22 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Let tobacco sellers clean up after customers

Most readers will probably agree that the argument between the Tobacco Institute and the anti-tobacco lobby focusing on the right to advertise a legal product have become a little tedious.

28 May 1996 - 12:00am

Cannot deny damning scientific evidence

IT is fascinating to me that R.J. Fletcher's letter of strong criticism (South China Morning Post, September 11) of a previous letter to these columns came out on the same day as a very factual report about advances in our understanding of the effects of tobacco use.

15 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

The dangers of passive smoking research

RICK Kruse's letter (South China Morning Post, March 15) concerning the misleading way in which the Tobacco Institute refers to 'studies' which tend to minimise the health hazards of smoking, reminded me of an interesting experience I had with that organisation a few years ago.

23 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Making fundamental mistake

HAVING worked in advertising prior to joining the tobacco industry I have read with interest and some concern the flurry of letters recently published in the South China Morning Post, from those opposed to tobacco advertising.

12 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Institute's claim quite incredible

CONTRARY to the claims of the Tobacco Institute's Ms Hayley Kan (South China Morning Post, November 25), there were no inaccuracies in your report of November 23.

Unfortunately for Ms Kan the tobacco industry worldwide has a long track record of deception and disinformation on the promotion of tobacco to young people.

30 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Put 'risk' into perspective

I WAS intrigued by the response of Dr Carol Betson of People Acting for a Smokeless Society (PASS), to a letter from a smoker asking to be left alone with her own informed chosen lifestyle.

Dr Betson is entitled to her opinion and indeed to express it and I do not intend to address the rather subjective viewpoint she expressed.

17 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Establishing medical truths

THE Tobacco Institute can huff and puff all it likes (Extending heartfelt ''bravo'', South China Morning Post, August 8), but the bottom line is this: Is passive smoking a nuisance to some people? Is passive smoking harmful to some people? If the answer to these questions is yes, should non-smokers be protected - in public places and the workplace?

13 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Anti-smoking campaign under fire

A CAMPAIGN to discourage youngsters from smoking has come under fire because of a tobacco industry lobbying group's involvement in the organising committee.

19 May 1993 - 12:00am

Minor improvement

GOOD news for children. The Tobacco Institute now recognises the public is concerned about youngsters smoking and has joined the Education Department, the Agency for Volunteer Service and other organisations in launching a poster campaign to discourage them. The awkwardly named Campaign Committee Concerned About Minors Smoking is a small step in the right direction.

19 May 1993 - 12:00am

Smoke clouds tobacco study view

SEVERAL letters have appeared recently making reference to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report on the effects of Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS). These correspondents have used this report to call for extreme action in further restrictingsmokers freedoms.

16 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Existing smoking bans should be extended

THE release of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) report on the effects of Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) confirms, once again, what respected scientists have been warning for some years, that ETS is a serious health hazard.

16 Jan 1993 - 12:00am