Contact between SPPA and tobacco companies: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

A list of any and all contact your organisation and/or staff have had with British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands, Japan Tobacco International, Philip Morris International, as well as any other domestic or transnational tobacco companies or anyone representing the tobacco industry including subsidiaries of tobacco industry, from 1 April 2021 to 20 February 2023. Contact would primarily include attending or arranging meetings or functions, and responding to correspondence or phone calls.

Please break down the information by:

  • Tobacco company or representative‚Äôs name
  • Date of contact(s)
  • Type of contact (meeting, email, letter, phone call, text/app message or video call, e-card or any other form of electronic communication)
  • Place of contact, if relevant
  • Purpose of contact
  • Outcome of contact, including if no action taken.


The SPPA has had no contact with any of the companies listed above or any similar companies in the tobacco industry.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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