Tobacco killjoys are the unhealthy ones

Spiteful restrictions mean any place meant for pleasure is now off-limits, writes David Hockney

Jan du Plessis chairman of Rio Tinto who is taking part in a mentoring scheme. Credit: David Parry/ FT
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Rio’s Du Plessis digs in as rival circles

Chairman faces test of mettle against Glencore adversary Glasenberg

Cigarette factory closure hits Antrim

Loss of 900 jobs leaves £60m hole in local economy

Japan Tobacco set to close last UK plant

JTI also closing sites in Belgium and Germany as demand slows

Trade deals: Toxic talks

Critics claim that international arbitration has morphed into a weapon that multinationals wield to threaten and influence

Generic picture of smoking in a pub.

Tobacco lobby aims to derail WHO on tax

Governments warned to stay away from industry-funded group meeting

Multibillion cross-border deals return

M&A activity is at a level dealmakers have not seen since 2008

The cost of being disliked

Banks, tobacco companies and mansion owners beware

France to adopt plain cigarette packaging

Plans designed to combat smoking among youth

Miliband picks targets to fund NHS plan

Focus on fairness set to hit wealthy homeowners and ‘irresponsible’ business

High for Uruguay’s progressive policies

Measures by Uruguay’s government have captured world attention

When companies are afraid to speak up

It is striking when businesses keep quiet on certain issues given their lobbying at other times

BAT nicotine inhaler wins medical approval

Critics fume over call for ecigarette curbs

WHO report contains ‘errors and misinterpretations’

Imperial Tobacco gains on economy hopes

Wider UK stock market creeps to fifth straight gain

Battle over ecigarettes starts to heat up

Clamour is growing for concerted regulation of products

Tesco struggles to fend off discounters

Supermarket sales down 4% amid slow growth in spending

Oil auction may end badly for Nigeria

Foreign oil groups cannot be blamed for losing their nerves

Regus hit by strength of sterling

WHO calls for regulation of ecigarettes

UN health body calls for curbs to normal tobacco

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