UPDATE: Member States vote to Adopt Potentially Flawed Draft Acts of Tobacco Products Directive

The following is a short but important update for those following the additions to the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). Below is a statement provided to me by EU Commission spokesperson Anca Paduraru:   “Member States voted and our experts are currently finalising and translating the draft acts before making them available. On 29 November, Commissioner…

Closing the Independence Loophole in the Tobacco Products Directive

Despite calling for independent providers to help the EU track and trace tobacco products, big tobacco can use “Independent” firms to sneak through a major loophole in the tobacco products directive Fighting Illicit trade with the Tobacco Products Directive On the 4th of September 2017, The EU Health Commission published a draft secondary legislation relating to…

Codentify Wars: Imperial Tobacco Strikes Back

By going out of their way to defame my credibility by associating me with some big corporation, and doing so in an amateurish manner, that is easily traceable, big tobacco has proven that my hard work is paying off. they perceive my blog as a threat and thus are trying to discredit it. By doing so they embolden me further and clearly demonstrate they are on the defensive.

Codentify IS a Monopoly

Lately I have been hearing some interesting claims from the tobacco industry in response to some of my blog posts and the many other great arguments being made by the larger tobacco control movement. While I strongly support embracing a track and trace solution which will be totally independent of the big tobacco companies influence and…