UK accused over cigarette lobbying abroad

Diplomat was at meeting in Pakistan with tobacco representatives

FTSE sectors brace for poll volatility

Worries largely centre on six sectors likely to be hit hard

Retailers stirred by store closure talk

Tobacco stocks were among the biggest fallers

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Bloomberg and Gates launch fund to fight Big Tobacco

Billionaires help poorer nations defend anti-smoking laws

Pound trades around 5-year dollar low

Budget puts spotlight on annuity and oil stocks

Tobacco groups breathe sigh of relief

Treasury steps back from imposing levy on profits

MPs vote to stub out cigarette packaging

Big tobacco groups vow to mount UK legal challenge

Mirror is tied to a big pension scheme

Obligations to retired hacks will stretch way into this century

BAT sues PwC over pollution liabilities

Tobacco group and auditor part company after 17 years

BAT draws up battle lines over packaging

Tobacco group pledges legal action if UK changes approved

BAT set to pay £2.3bn for Souza Cruz

Deal would give more exposure to largest exporter of tobacco leaf

Earnings providing false hope for groups

Operating margins under pressure though net profits have risen

Cigarette research backs plain packaging

Ending branding will deter smokers, scientific journal finds

Ecigarettes suffer withdrawal symptoms

Growth losing pace as users seek quicker ways to get nicotine hit

Wages of sin make big market profits

$1 invested in US tobacco in 1900 would now be worth $6m

A spoonful of sugar is a sweet investment

Buffett has been defined by his acceptance of the world as it is

Big tobacco groups suffer profit fall

Japan Tobacco and Philip Morris hit by factory closure costs and adverse currency exchange rates

Ecigarette use dips amid health concerns

Usage among smokers in England falls to 18.6%

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